As part of our implementation of SharePoint 2010 (Server), I am tasked with investigating the option to deploy SharePoint 2010 via the cloud. Does anyone have the benefits and/or limitations for migrating a SharePoint farm consisting of up to seven servers (initially) to Windows Azure? If Azure is not the right cloud product, what IaaS provider would be a better fit?
Is there a significant benefit to placing the WFE servers in the cloud pointing back to App Servers on-premises?
I am sure there are plenty of questions I am neglecting, so please be free to offer as much ancillary information as possible.