Tag Archives: Architecture

Building a Rational Microsoft Azure Network Architecture

In a previous blog post Is Azure Adoption “Too Easy? I discussed how it is very easy (perhaps too easy) to get into Azure without a well-thought-out network architecture and a good plan. We cannot fault Microsoft for making it … 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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To Cloud or Not to Cloud Part 3–Beating the Showstoppers

At a recent meeting of the NYC/NJ Windows Azure Users Group I presented on the subject of Moving Applications to Windows Azure.  At the end of the presentation I had a slide that covered potential Showstoppers that might prevent moving … Continue reading

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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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