Eugenio Pace

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  • Blog Post: p&p roadmap for the next few months

    Update: the same roadmap is now published on MSDN . I adjusted the slide below to make timelines clearer. No other changes. We wanted to share with you all the projects we are either working on or we have identified as potential areas of investment in the current Fiscal Year (that started past July and...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Guidance – The “Get”, “Delete” pattern for reading messages from queues

    Fabio asked me on twitter “why there’re no dequeue , peek and enqueue on Windows Azure Queues?”   One of the most common patterns for interactions with queues is this:     You get the message from the queue. This is not a “dequeue”, even though it looks like one. It is more a “peek &...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Guidance – A (simplistic) economic analysis of a-Expense migration

    A big motivation for considering hosting on Windows Azure is cost. Each month, Microsoft will send Adatum a bill for the Windows Azure resources used. This is a very fast feedback loop on how they are using the infrastructure. Did I say that money is a great motivator yet? (another favorite phrase :...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Guidance – Scenario – Part II

    In this post, we’ll examine the application Adatum is considering migrating to the cloud as a proof point for their assumptions. Adatum’s a-Expense a-Expense is one application in Adatum’s finance support systems that helps them submit, track and process business expenses. Everyone in Adatum is required...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Guidance – Scenario background – Part I

    Here’s the “fiction non-fiction” (I love that term :-)) that will become the backdrop for our initial scenario. Adatum Business overview Adatum is a 5000 employee manufacturing company with a large portfolio of applications. Their criticality ranges from “peripheral��� to “mission critical”, with lots...
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