ARCast.TV – Behind the Cloud::How Microsoft Deploys Azure

One of the most impressive elements on the Microsoft PDC Show floor has been a Windows Azure showcase container.  Designed by Microsoft and built by Dell, this impressive piece of hardware is a key for our datacenter strategy that reduces the time it takes for us to deploy a major datacenter from years to just…


Architecting Solutions with Microsoft Azure AppFabric

In this episode, Damon Squires, principal architect at RDA, discusses with Zhiming Xue where in a typical enterprise solution Microsoft Azure AppFabric — consisting of the Service Bus and the Access Control Service — may be used, how on-premise data are communicated with these services running in the cloud and what benefits such a hybrid…


ARCast.TV – Cloud Computing is for Small Companies Too

This one slipped under my radar… Cloud Computing is often presented as an esoteric technology that is only interesting to large companies. In point of fact, small- and medium-sized companies will find the economics and technology opportunities very compelling. Shy Cohen and Michael Stiefel discuss why this is so, and why small- and medium-sized companies…


ARCast.TV – Vishwas Lele, CTO of Applied Information Sciences, on Cloud Architecture Patterns

Want to know more about Microsoft Windows Azure and the Azure Services platform and how it relates to Microsoft’s “Software + Services” strategy and other cloud computing services such as Amazon EC2? Check out Dr. Zhiming Xue’s interview with Vishwas Lele, CTO of Applied Information Sciences (AIS). Speaking from his understanding and experience, Vishwas articulates…


Three screens and a cloud let’s dream and then build!

The yearly Professional Developers conference PDC has started yesterday and these are exciting times. Quite some architects in LA too, not the enterprise type but the tech architects made it. Day 1 key note was an appearance by Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s chief technology officer, and one of the key drivers behind Microsoft’s work in “cloud”…

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