Azure may not be Azure anymore

After the decision to retire the “Live” brand, Microsoft seems to be taking the next step to rename the “Azure” brand. In a recent mail to customers, Microsoft has suggested the new naming. While doing this, I hope Microsoft comes up with names that will qualify the services as cloud-based services. At least for the next few years, we will see the co-existence of cloud-based and on-premise solutions. And we need a set of terms that clearly qualify solution components as either residing on-premise or on the cloud. Hope that gets taken care of…My 2c

Prior Service Name New Service Name
Windows Azure Compute Cloud Services
Windows Azure Platform – All Services All Services
Windows Azure CDN CDN
Windows Azure Storage Storage
Windows Azure Traffic Manager Traffic Manager
Windows Azure Virtual Network Virtual Network
AppFabric Cache Cache
AppFabric Service Bus Service Bus
AppFabric Access Control Access Control
SQL Azure SQL Database
SQL Azure Reporting Service SQL Reporting
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