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  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - Behind the Cloud::How Microsoft Deploys Azure

    One of the most impressive elements on the Microsoft PDC Show floor has been a Windows Azure showcase container. Designed by Microsoft and built by Dell , this impressive piece of hardware is a key for our datacenter strategy that reduces the time it takes for us to deploy a major datacenter from years...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft on Open Source, OData, the Web and the Cloud at OSBC

    Jas Sandhu has a great recap of Microsoft’s participation in the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) that was held in San Francisco on March 17-18, 2010 on the Interoperability @ Microsoft blog . Technorati Tags: Open Source , OData , Cloud Computing , OSBC   
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces: We are “All In” the Cloud

    In this blog post I discuss the recent announcement that Microsoft is “All In” the Cloud and how how twenty million businesses and over a billion people use Microsoft cloud services today. It also covers a major speech on the subject given by Steve Ballmer at the University of Washington recently...
  • Blog Post: A Pragmatic Hybrid Approach to Cloud Computing

    The paper on Cloud Computing that is referenced in this article (Outlook: Partly Cloudy with Sunny Spells to Follow) is one of the best treatments of the subject of Public, Private and Hybrid clouds that I have ever read. It was written and delivered at a Cloud Computing event in the UK. “Last...
  • Blog Post: The Danger in Relying on the Electric Utility Model for the Cloud

    Sitting in my nth Cloud symposium last week I again heard the argument that the Cloud should be modeled after an electric power utility. You just plug into it and stuff works. This analogy has been used lots of places, most recently in Nicholas Carr’s book The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison...
  • Blog Post: IT Architecture in 2010: Editor's Choice

    Diego Dagum, editor-in-chief at the Architecture Journal , has posted links to a set of articles that lay out the future for cloud computing:   [ZDNet] The decade in tech: Top 5 stories of the 00s (video) From the Google IPO, to the rise of social networking, it's been an important decade for tech...
  • Blog Post: New tools for Windows Azure

    On February 1st we released the latest version of the Windows Azure Tools and SDK Version 1.1 . This release adds support for Windows Azure mountable Drives as well as numerous bug fixes. The new Drives feature is designed to support moving applications that currently address the NTFS file system...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure TCO/ROI Calculator Available Online & Offline

    A while back we told you about the Windows Azure TCO/ROI calculator designed to help you measure the potential savings of product development or migration to Windows Azure platform services. At the time the calculator was only available on-line. Now it is available off-line as well. You can download...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - Cloud Computing is for Small Companies Too

    Cloud Computing is often presented as an esoteric technology that is only interesting to large companies. In point of fact, small- and medium-sized companies will find the economics and technology opportunities very compelling. This weeks ARCast.TV episode features Shy Cohen and Michael Stiefel discussing...
  • Blog Post: ARCast.TV - CxO Level Discussion about Cloud Computing

    What are the business considerations, the risks and benefits, when considering cloud computing options, strategies, and trends? Check out this discussion between Miha Kralj and Zhiming Xue . Technorati Tags: ARCast , Architects , Architecture , Cloud Computing , CxO , Miha Kralj , TechTalk , Thought...
  • Blog Post: The Many Flavors of Cloud Computing

    Keith Pijanowski gives us his insights into the many flavors of Cloud Computing… “Word choice is important when giving a new idea a name. However, sometimes an idea is so big and far reaching that no collection of words can accurately describe it. The history of science gives us many examples of ideas...
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