Roles and Instances

Overview In order to ensure the benefits of this post are maximized I will level set by defining what roles and instances are as well as how they relate to each other. A role in Windows Azure is really a blueprint that describes what an individual virtual machine will look like.  The blueprint includes details…

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Key Concepts Associated with Windows Azure Development

As a developer first looking at diving into Windows Azure Development it is important that you are familiar with a few concepts. Windows Azure is for Everyone When adopting Windows Azure as a development platform people are often concerned about having to learn a new development environment and language.  In an effort to embrace the…

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Common Workloads for Azure

When we start looking at Windows Azure there are several key workloads that come to mind, the ones that are pretty much slam dunks for being a fit.  Workload 1 – On and Off On and Off typically represents applications or web sites that are needed for a short period of time and later shut…

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Standard Cloud Taxonomies and Windows Azure

Prior to evaluating a cloud solution it is important to understand the various taxonomies available in the vendor ecosystem today.  Without understanding the strengths, weaknesses and targeted mindsets of each taxonomy you may not select the appropriate one to meet your business objectives.  A Cloud Taxonomy is a way of categorizing and comparing cloud solutions…

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Ramping on the Windows Azure Platform

It has been several months since I started my ramp on the Windows Azure Platform and am now ready to write about it.  While I worked through the material and guidance it was evolving and growing which often changed my mindset on techniques to handle various scenarios. In an effort to allow others to learn from…

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