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Microsoft has added its Azure cloud platform to the Cloud Security Alliance's Security, Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) registry. Cloud service providers post information about their security features.
The CSA is a member-driven organization, chartered with promoting the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing.
The Windows Azure team today announced new data center options based in the United States. The announcement was made at Announcing New Datacenter Options for Windows Azure.
Datacenter options of “West US” and “East US” are now offered for compute and storage. SQL Azure will be online in the coming months, according to the announcement.
NoSQL databases are often employed in public, massively scaled Web site scenarios, where fast fetching of relatively simple data sets matters most.
NoSQL provide some or all of the following features:
This post describes the main features of NoSQL, provides some general guidance on when to use NoSQL, and how you can get started using NoSQL on Windows Azure. I’ll go in depth on how you can use MongoDB and sones GraphDB in your Azure application, and explain how you can get started with those technologies. I’ll also explain how two Azure offerings fit some NoSQL traits.
SmartQuote from ResponseLogix is the leading provider of automotive digital response management software for Internet leads. SmartQuote allows car dealers to provide a relevant quote response within 10 minutes of Internet lead receipt.
Jagdish Rajan, VP Technology at ResponseLogix, talks with Architect Evangelist Allan Naim of Microsoft about their choice of Windows Azure.
ISV Video: Auto Dealers Get Quotes Fast with SmartQuote from ResponseLogix on Azure
As with any technology, it’s good to understand where the technology has strengths and where it shines.