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“Hybrid cloud” – the use and building of applications that connect to data and services across a mix of datacenters – is the reality for cloud computing today. Your businesses and applications will move to the cloud in their own unique way, at their own unique speed. Supporting this change requires a cloud solution that provides the necessary flexibility for the different ways you will architect, develop and deploy your applications and IT solutions– be it on-premises, in the cloud, or a mix of both.
Tomorrow we will release previews of new Windows Azure services which simplify building applications that span cloud and on-premises servers. By combining infrastructure and platform services, these new capabilities of Windows Azure give you greater flexibility in how to build or bring your applications to the cloud. We will also add support for new operating systems, release new language libraries for .NET, Java, PHP, and Node.js, and will make Windows Azure available in new geographies. Tomorrow (June 7), Scott Guthrie will host “Meet Windows Azure” (streamed live at 1pm Pacific) to introduce these new services, but here are some of the highlights:
These new capabilities simplify building and bringing applications of all kinds to the cloud and enable flexibility in the following areas:
We are excited for you to try these new capabilities, provide feedback, and see what’s possible with Windows Azure. With Windows Azure and the next releases of Windows Server and System Center, there is no better platform for connecting to data and services across on-premises and public cloud. For more information on these new features, check out our Fact Sheet. To see what one of our most popular customers is doing with Windows Azure, check out the News Center feature on Pottermore.
See the first ever demos of these updates, additional announcements, and details on gaining access to our Service Previews by tuning in to the Meet Windows Azure Event tomorrow at 1pm PDT.
Bill Laing, Corporate VP Server and Cloud