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  • Blog Post: Microsoft and Oracle announce Cloud Partnership

    Great news for Windows Azure platform: Microsoft and Oracle announced partnership that will enable Oracle workloads on Windows Server Hyper-V and Windows Azure. Here is a quick excerpt from Satya Nadella’s blog : “…As part of this partnership Oracle will certify and support Oracle software on Windows...
  • Blog Post: Nice Guidance: Build Your Private Cloud in a Month with System Center 2012 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V and Windows Azure

    A really good (technical) blog post that describes the concepts around Private Cloud and how to build it and manage it with Windows Server and System Center and how to extend it to the Public Cloud (IaaS), running on Windows Azure . If you are in for some learning and want to be up-to-date with the latest...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, Virtual Machines and Virtual Network, now are generally available!

    Today is a major milestone for Windows Azure and all of Microsoft customers and partners. It was announced that Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Windows Azure Virtual Network now are generally available. These new services make it possible for you to move your applications into the cloud as is. New...
  • Blog Post: News: Microsoft Acquires MetricsHub

    More information can be found on this blog post , but Microsoft acquired cloud monitoring startup MetricsHub   - a participant in the Microsoft Accelerator, powered by TechStars . As an innovator in Active Cloud Monitoring, a technology that automates cloud performance management, MetricsHub helps...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server in Windows Azure VM vs. Windows Azure SQL Database

    I just came across this great blog post describing the differences between SQL Server in Windows Azure VM and Windows Azure SQL Database. If you are looking for a solution to host your data in the cloud, definitely worth a read… There are several options (as shown below) and the article briefly touches...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure SQL Database vs. SQL Server explained

    A short while ago, a great whitepaper was published, that explains the differences between Windows Azure SQL Database service and SQL Server . The whitepaper can be obtained here and it drills into the architecture and performance evaluation techniques for both platforms… it also outlines core scenarios...
  • Blog Post: New MAP Toolkit Helps You with VM Migration to Windows Azure

    A new MAP (Microsoft Assessment and Planning) Toolkit was just announced with a new GUI and some really great features that help you asses your IT environment. The one that I like the most is related to migration of virtual machines in Windows Azure VM environment . Here is a short description: Windows...
  • Blog Post: Going Super-Compute with Windows Azure

    Windows Azure team just revealed all the work they were doing in the HPC space or as they dub it “Big Compute”. The results were so impressive they have certified Windows Azure to be among Top 500 Supercomputers in the world. The amazing part are also the hardware resources that can be offered for the...
  • Blog Post: You’re running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure

    That’s the title of the article written by James Staten for Forrester Research and it actually nicely summarizes all the features, benefits and directions for Windows Azure. I particularly like the following excerpts as they nicely summarize the holistic view: … Where Microsoft is differentiating itself...
  • Blog Post: Whitepaper: Best Practices for the Design of Large-Scale Services on Windows Azure Cloud Services

    I just hade some time to browse through and read portions of a new whitepaper that was released and titled: Best Practices for the Design of Large-Scale Services on Windows Azure Cloud Services . It is an amazing overview of core concepts around Windows Azure, followed by best practices that were derived...
  • Blog Post: Good Set of Azure Resources!

    I was just reading Tara Seppa’s blog post and she summarizes some of the Azure partner programs and resources in a really nice way . I suggest you to check out the Top 10 Windows Azure Resources post for sure and subscribe for the future updates. Enjoy! Technorati Tags: Windows Azure , Cloud Computing
  • Blog Post: StorSimple is Part of Microsoft Now!

    Hot from the press: “ Microsoft Corp. and StorSimple Inc. today announced that Microsoft has reached a definitive agreement to acquire StorSimple , a leader in Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) solutions. The addition of CiS will advance Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision and help customers more efficiently embrace...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Disk IO Performance

    I was lately in many conversations around the IO performance of the disk drives on top of Windows Azure (especially if running disk intensive applications or servers, like SQL Server). As Windows Azure provides storage on the standardized set of commodity hard drives (if you want to scale-up and out...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Online Backup (for Windows Server 2012) is Live

    With the new launch of the Windows Server 2012 another interesting capability has come into the preview mode: Windows Azure Online Backup, a cloud-based backup for Windows Server 2012 . The service provides IT administrators with a physically remote backup and recovery option for their server data with...
  • Blog Post: Fresh from the oven: Whitepaper on SharePoint Deployment on Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    A new whitepaper was just released that provides guidance about the benefits of Windows Azure Virtual Machines and explains how to deploy SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Azure Virtual Machines. It give an overview of benefits or running SharePoint 2010 on Windows Azure and then goes into the details...
  • Blog Post: Check Out Windows Azure Mobile Services!

    Windows Azure Mobile Services are available NOW … here is a quick description of the functionality: “Windows Azure Mobile Services enables developers to easily add a backend hosted in Windows Azure to their Windows 8 app. With Mobile Services, developers can store structured data, authenticate users...
  • Blog Post: Update on the "Trust Services" (for Windows Azure) is available!

    Microsoft Codename "Trust Services" is an application-level encryption framework that can be used by developers to protect sensitive data stored inside their cloud applications on the Windows Azure Platform . Data encrypted with Trust Services can only be decrypted by authorized data consumers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Security Guidance Article

    A really good and comprehensive guidance on how to implement security features into your solution, running on Windows Azure: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/net/best-practices/security/ . Definitely worth reading… Technorati Tags: Windows Azure , Security
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Enhanced Capabilities are Available: IaaS, WebSites, Virtual Network, OSS support …

    If you have not yet taken the time to watch the keynote from the MeetWindowsAzure event, I encourage you to do it immediately. Some of the features presented and announced include: Windows Azure Virtual Machines - Virtual Machines give you application mobility, allowing you to move your virtual hard...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Media Platform: Open Source Player Framework

    While reading about Windows Azure Media Services , I stumbled upon this link . It’s an open source, robust video player framework for Windows 8, HTML5, Windows Phone, Xbox and other application platforms. The open-source Player Framework supports a long list of advanced features including: Adaptive streaming...
  • Blog Post: How to Monitor/Deploy Windows Azure Application(s) with System Center 2012

    I read through a good blog post from a colleague Damien Caro on the monitoring of Windows Azure applications with System Center 2012 (Operations Manager). Definitely worth reading and trying out, especially if you are using System Center for managing your IT environment. Another great overview is the...
  • Blog Post: Meet Windows Azure!

    http://www.meetwindowsazure.com/ No comment, June 7th!
  • Blog Post: SWIT Conference in Ukraine

    About a month ago I had the privilege to held a couple of sessions on the Windows Azure topic on Ukraine’s key IT conference called SWIT . It’s an amazing event, with many interesting and creative activities and I love coming back (organizers: read this ). Anyways, this year they also did short interviews...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Media Services are announced!

    A new functionality was just added to the Windows Azure and it’s pretty exciting, especially if you are in Media & Entertainment business. Here it goes, sign-up for a preview access on the bottom of the page: “ Windows Azure Media Services is a cloud-based PaaS solution that enables you to efficiently...
  • Blog Post: Include Antimalware Protection in your Windows Azure Web and Worker roles…

    Ha, interesting way of additional protection for your roles, running in Windows Azure. This was just released: “ MEP for Windows Azure is a software package that extends the Windows Azure SDK by adding an antimalware plugin. The antimalware plugin provides a means of enabling antimalware protection in...
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