Creating a Windows Azure Virtual Machine - the RIGHT Way

UPDATE – 09/14/2015: This is an older post. Check the http://azure.com site for more current information. Windows Azure has added Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), the ability to deploy, run and manage Virtual Machines, to its growing list of services. You can create Virtual Machines from a gallery, upload them from images you create locally on Hyper-V (that’s…

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Declarative Architectures in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

I deal with computing architectures by first laying out requirements, and then laying in any constraints for it’s success. Only then do I bring in computing elements to apply to the system. As an example, a requirement might be “world-side availability” and a constraint might be “with less than 80ms response time and full HA”…

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