If you are an ISV that has an application that currently runs on-premise and are thinking of moving parts of it into Windows Azure to leverage the scalability and fault-tolerance of the cloud you should be aware that Windows Azure now provides a number of ways to build applications that integrate on premise and in-cloud components. 

The graphic below from Yousef A. Khalidi’s Connecting Cloud and On-Premises Applications talk at PDC10 illustrates some of the options such as:

  • Data Synchronization with SQL Azure Data Sync
  • Application-layer Connectivity & Messaging with the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus
  • Secure Network Connectivity with Windows Azure Connect

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if you are at all confused about which technology to use don’t miss this video of his talk. You can also download a copy of his presentation deck from the same page.

Bill Zack

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