The reason it's a load of crap is because a single PCIe 3.0 lane has an actual (non-theoretical) speed of about 985 MB/s (That's BYTES) and the fastest internet in the country is 1 Gbps (which is roughly 125 MB/s).
Azure will be great for dedicated servers, but the latency involved means it can't be used for graphical rendering applications.
TL;DR: The Cloud is perfectly fine, but the "Power of the Cloud" is a load of nonsense. --- Console war in a nutshell: http://imgur.com/xA6GJZ9
ITT - People thinking GTA Online is using cloud computing...... >.> --- PSN ID: RyuuHou24 "I never said that....and even if I said it, I never said it" - Dr Peter Venkman RGB http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liGiTVdVu1A