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  • Blog Post: Microsoft joins the Open Compute Project Foundation

    Today we announced that Microsoft is joining the OCPF . Not only are we joining the project but we are be contributing hardware specifications, design collateral (CAD and Gerber files), and system management source code for Microsoft's cloud server designs. We are bring our best in class design, deployment...
  • Blog Post: Azure WebSites is now Generally Available

    Lots of major updates today for Windows Azure!! Web Sites : General Availability Release of Windows Azure Web Sites with SLA A 99.9% monthly SLA (Service Level Agreement) for the Standard tier Microsoft Support available on a 24x7 basis (with plans that range from developer plans to enterprise Premier...
  • Blog Post: Whitepaper: Disaster Recovery and High Availability for Windows Azure Applications

    The team have recently released a new whitepaper Disaster Recovery and High Availability for Windows Azure Applications The whitepaper outlines the necessary architecture steps to be taken to disaster-proof a Windows Azure deployment so that the larger business continuity process can be implemented....
  • Blog Post: Learning SQL Server 2012 with labs built in Windows Azure IaaS VMs

    Hello again, Well now that the dust has settled it’s time to seriously blog again. In any event, as some of you may know I have changed roles and I’m now a Technical Evangelist for Windows Azure and SQL Server / SQL Database .  What I’ve learned in this new role, is that this is a lot to get across...
  • Blog Post: Regarding Cloud Security and Data Sovereignty

    There are two primary concerns for governments and organisations in Australia when considering taking advantage of Cloud Computing. #1: Security, #2: Data Sovereignty.  While these are legitimate concerns, they are largely misunderstood and surrounded by Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD). We need...
  • Blog Post: Cloud As a Security Layer–#Winning

    I’ve often been a proponent of thinking of Cloud based computing as a security layer between you and the bad guys. It seems the US Department of Defense agrees with me. http://techinsider.nextgov.com/2011/03/cyber_command_shifting_to_the_cloud.php Now, by far the most common area of attack where bad...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Power moves into high gear

    We’ve been talking about the Cloud for a long time. In fact Bill Gates talked about Microsoft’s commitment to it in 2002 in one of his keynotes so it’s nothing new to Microsoft. We’ve been providing Cloud based services quietly for about 15 years now.  We’ve now moved into high gear with the launch...
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