Stop being a cloud service hoster
As a pro microsoft product consumer and consultant in all cases
I really was fond of the idea getting everything working with Azure
Cloud Services. But after now very frustrating weeks with Azure
(combined with the fact that microsoft is also building a two class
society within the microsoft partner network) I am now at the point
where every alternative cloud service (bing/google any alternative)
is a far better idea for most of my customers - no matter which area
(to be fair - the user interface of azure is quite well - but also buggy).
But look at the pricing when using IaaS - at the features when using PaaS
- at the performance when using Paas. All of theses issues are non-issues
with nearly every alternative cloud service.