Category Archives: Amazon Web Services

Tale of Two Clouds: A Feature Comparison of Azure and AWS

  Comparing Azure and AWS is a bit like comparing apples and oranges. Each platform has features that either duplicate or overlap with features of the other platform. In reality the focus needs to be on solving the business problem … Continue reading

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My Favorite Azure References

  In my “day job” as an Azure specialist I am often asked for Azure references on various topics. Here is a list of some of the most important references that I have been sending out recently: Sizes for Windows … Continue reading

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I am Presenting Patterns for Cloud Computing at Cloud Expo June 11-14 in New York

I was not originally scheduled to present my Patterns for Cloud Computing talk at Cloud Expo again this year (having done it for the last two years) but they had a last-minute cancellation and asked me to do it again. … Continue reading

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Cloud Design Patterns

Rightscale is a company that sells auto scaling software for multiple clouds, primarily Amazon Web Services.  They do not support Windows Azure as of yet. See below for an update on this. However, on their web site they have a … Continue reading

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A Cloud is a Cloud is a Cloud?

There is an interesting thread going on in LinkedIn: How would you rank the top 5 Cloud providers ?  Peoples answers are all over the map. Far be it for me to try and add clarity to a murky situation … Continue reading

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Building Cloud-Portable and Cloud-Burstable .NET Applications With Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services

Definitions Cloud-Burstable Applications are those built using an application deployment model in which an application runs in a private cloud or corporate data center and bursts into a public cloud (or clouds)  when the demand for computing or storage capacity … Continue reading

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