Gartner published a paper "Windows Azure AppFabric: A Strategic Core of Microsoft's Cloud Platform"
Here's a quick summary of the paper:
Windows Azure AppFabric: A Strategic Core of Microsoft's Cloud Platform (Gartner, November 15, 2010) Examines Microsoft's strategy with Windows Azure AppFabric and the AppFabric services, concluding that "continuing strategic investment in Windows Azure is moving Microsoft toward a leadership position in the cloud platform market, but success is not assured until user adoption confirms the company's vision and its ability to execute in this new environment."
This reinforces that the investments we are making in Windows Azure AppFabric are leading us in the right direction in the cloud.
Besides the exciting roadmap, Windows Azure AppFabric provides great capabilities and benefits already today. So be sure to try it out using our free trial offer.
Full Article: Gartner RAS Core Research Note G00208835