Read this case study of how Microsoft helped Age of Ascent scale globally! http://msft.it/6011sbZh
From the paper:
Age of Ascent from Illyriad Games is a massively multiplayer online (MMO) epic space game, powered by Microsoft Azure. An important and distinctive aspect of the game, which sets it apart from others of its genre, is its ability to have tens of thousands of players in a single world, engaged in epic battles and exploration.
Read more here!