By now, we all know due to the rapidly evolving digital transformation, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have all created environments where infrastructure and networking is elastic, on-demand and extremely fast. As part of this three part blog series, exploring AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud, this week we will focus on the benefits and limitations of Microsoft Azure, and how Garland Prisms can work within the platforms to provide additional value to customers by providing packet level visibility in the public cloud. If you’ve just started following along, check out our first post on AWS. As the No. 2 cloud provider, behind AWS with 15.5% of the market share, Microsoft Azure has an ever-expanding set of cloud services built to help organizations build, deploy and manage cloud applications through a global network of data centers. With Azure’s rapid rise, at a growth rate of 60% year-over-year, the gaps in their application services start coming into focus for cloud architects, including the lack of a virtual tapping solution to get packet visibility to monitoring and security tools.