Run Java Apps on the Windows Azure Cloud Platform
Yes, Windows Azure is a Microsoft platform, but that doesn't mean it only runs .NET, C/C++ and VB apps. Windows Azure actually supports applications written in a variety of languages and frameworks. In his Developer.com article, Vipul Patel uses screenshots and code examples to demonstrate how to run Java applications on the Microsoft cloud platform.
In his introduction, he writes:
Microsoft's cloud computing platform supports running applications written in a variety of languages on multiple frameworks. You can write applications in .NET, PHP, Node.js, and Java. In this article, we will walk through the steps to create a Java application that can run on Windows Azure.
He explores the robust set of tools bundled in the Windows Azure SDK for Java, which includes a Windows Azure emulator and plugins to enable Azure development inside Eclipse IDE, as well as client libraries for Java.