Windows Azure and SQL Azure Use Cases


Those of you who know me know that I am very interested in helping you take advantage of applications and design patterns that fit the cloud (See this blog post.)

Buck Woody has recently published an on-going series of Windows Azure and SQL Azure Use Cases that you may find helpful.

Here are some of the posts:

Elastic Scale - Bursting workloads up and down in use patterns

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/18/windows-azure-use-case-elastic-scale.aspx

Agility - The ability to quickly develop and deploy an application

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/01/25/windows-azure-use-case-agility.aspx

New Development- Code option for new applications

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/02/08/windows-azure-use-case-new-development.aspx

Web-Centric Applications - Applications that are developed for a web paradigm

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/02/14/windows-azure-use-case-web-applications.aspx

Hybrid Applications and Data - Applications and data that need to be both on-premise and in a distributed environment

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/02/22/windows-azure-use-case-hybrid-applications.aspx

High-Performance Computing - Apllications that require multiple processing nodes, such as scientific, research or financial data (also known as Technical Computing)

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/02/28/windows-azure-use-case-high-performance-computing-hpc.aspx

Infrastructure Limits - Inability or unwillingness to add more physical computers to the environment

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/03/08/windows-azure-use-case-infrastructure-limits.aspx

Fast Acquisitions - The ability to quickly migrate a newly acquired business to the current computing environment

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/buckwoody/archive/2011/03/15/windows-azure-us

For more use cases you can subscribe to his blog here.

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