Forester Says “running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure”

According to a recent post by James Staten Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research “With the latest release of Windows Azure here at Build, Microsoft’s premier developer shindig, this cloud service has become a serious contender for the top spot in cloud platforms.” … “If you have been waiting for your peers to…

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PaaS Means Really Following Enterprise SOA Best Practices

  Since the early 1990s, the telecommunications industry and its associated ecosystem of software vendors have attempted over and over again to successfully embrace first object oriented software,  then various Enterprise Frameworks, a slew of Service Buses, and finally Service Oriented Architectures as a basis to build out their mission critical LOB applications; what we…

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Service Delivery Broker on Windows Azure

Microsoft, Portugal Telecom SAPO, and Telcordia will collaborate to take the TM Forum Service Delivery Broker catalyst project to the next level at Management World 2011 in Dublin during May.  The PT SAPO SDB has been in production for five years at Portugal Telecom deployed on Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server in a Private…

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Service Delivery Broker Catalyst Demonstrates the 4th Cloud Layer

Microsoft and Portugal Telecom SAPO collaborated on and demonstrated the TM Forum Service Delivery Broker Catalyst for Management World Americas held in Orlando, Florida 9-11 November 2010. The Service Delivery Broker Catalyst was originally intended to test and validate the work of the TM Forum Software Enabled Services Management Solution (formerly known as the Service…

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The “Software Enabled Service Management” Solution

The concept of a Service Delivery Platform is relatively simple provided the services are all contained within one well-defined boundary:  A Software Application Store or an SDP for one set of functions in a mobile operators network.  However, once service providers begin to meld together services from multiple domains, problems abound.  Setting aside service interoperability…

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Announcing the PHP SDK for Windows Azure

      Microsoft continues to enhance the interoperability of the Azure Service Platform with the announcement of the availability of the PHP SDK for Windows Azure. Announcing PHP SDK for Windows Azure… and much more! The goal of the SDK is to provide high-level abstractions that enable PHP developers to interoperate readily with Windows…

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