Category Archives: IaaS

To Cloud or Not To Cloud?

  That is the question. Right now a lot of companies are struggling with the decision as to how (or if) to take advantage of public Cloud technologies such as those provided by Windows Azure, Amazon Web Services and other … Continue reading

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Windows Azure 2.0 at the New York Code Camp

  A few months ago I did a blog post on delivering my Azure 2.0 talk at the Hartford Connecticut Code Camp. With Windows Azure things move fast (Internet time anyone? ) and I recently did another (updated) version for … Continue reading

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Introducing the New Windows Azure at the Hartford Code Camp

On Saturday June 23rd I presented an updated version of my Windows Azure 2.0 Platform Overview at the Hartford Code Camp.  Since there were quite a few major Windows Azure announcements on June 7th this was a major update of … Continue reading

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Windows Azure 2.0 – IaaS and two flavors of PaaS

Last week Microsoft announced what can arguably be called Windows Azure 2.0  (Although Microsoft has refrained from using that term. )  This diagram from the MSDN Library summarizes the new structure of Windows Azure (for a larger view and more … 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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