GM, Cloud Infrastructure Services at Microsoft Corporation
Doug Hauger is General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Services Product Management group. He is responsible for bringing to market the Microsoft cloud service hosting platform. This includes product planning, product marketing, business model, and channel strategy.
Previously, Hauger was the Chief Operating Officer for Microsoft India. During his three years in India, Hauger was responsible for business planning, operations, marketing, advertising and public relations for Microsoft India.
Hauger has been with Microsoft since June of 1999 and has held a variety of roles responsible for driving business and technical strategy for the enterprise field organization.
Prior to Microsoft India, Hauger was the General Manager for CPE and Competitive Response in EPG and the General Manager for Competitive and Technical Sales which included managing the worldwide specialist sales team for the enterprise.
Hauger has a bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College in Minnesota and a master’s degree from Boston University.
On a recent visit to the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Arik Hesseldahl got a chance to sit down with Doug Hauger, Microsoft’s general manager of Windows Azure. And my first question was really really basic.