I have only anecdotal evidence for the usefulness of Azure, which is not positive, but I think we need to talk first about use cases. What is this cloud platform supposed to do ? Are the resources going to be hosted by WIMEA-ICT members? What is the sharing model ?
If we're talking about hosting websites, there are plenty of options... If we're talking about serving data and compute power, we need to know what the use cases and workflows are.