Tag Archives: Cloud

What is your Azure Maturity Level?

Figure 1 – The Azure Maturity Model The Azure Maturity Model is based on the Cloud Maturity Model developed by the Open Data Center Alliance. Its purpose is to help you determine where you stand in your ability to adopt … Continue reading

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A Cloud is a Cloud is a Cloud?

It never fails to amaze me that it seems like every vendor in the industry, every hosting company and every virtualization or database vendor that puts something in one of the Public Clouds is quick to claim that “They have … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Web Site–The Other PaaS

Technorati Tags: Windows Azure,Windows Azure Web Sites,Web Sites,User Group Meeting   At the September 2013 meeting of the Nashville Windows Azure Users Group I gave a presentation on Windows Azure Web Sites, The other PaaS.  I was fortunate to have … 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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Moving Applications to Windows Azure–A Methodology

Earlier this week at the NYC/NJ Windows Azure User Group meeting I presented: Moving Applications to Windows Azure, a live version based on my To Cloud or Not To Cloud blog post series. This was a joint meeting of the … 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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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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