Azure allows Microsoft to accommodate that expansion. "The ability to have that kind of elasticity dynamically through Azure has been a huge advantage to us," he added.
For one security analyst, the move to Azure was long overdue. "It's something Microsoft should be proactive about because it has millions of endpoints from which to collect this information," Gartner security analyst Avivah Litan told CSO.
"This is long overdue," she added. "They should have done something like this a couple of years ago."
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