IDC Whitepaper: Technology Analysts Predict Widening Cloud Skills Gap for IT

This is a really interesting whitepaper on the topic of Cloud Computing related jobs and their growth in the next couple of years. Interestingly 40% of new jobs should be created in the emerging markets (i.w. CEE/LATAM), which represents even bigger opportunities… Demand for “cloud-ready” IT workers will grow by 26 percent annually through 2015,…

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New MAP Toolkit Helps You with VM Migration to Windows Azure

A new MAP (Microsoft Assessment and Planning) Toolkit was just announced with a new GUI and some really great features that help you asses your IT environment. The one that I like the most is related to migration of virtual machines in Windows Azure VM environment. Here is a short description: Windows Azure Virtual Machines…

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EU launches European Cloud Partnership steering board

EU steps up in the efforts to move to Cloud Computing by launching European Cloud Partnership steering board. The ECP will develop common computing  procurement requirements for use by EU member states and create a common framework for cloud computing across Europe. The ECP is also tasked with stimulating the migration of public IT to…

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Going Super-Compute with Windows Azure

Windows Azure team just revealed all the work they were doing in the HPC space or as they dub it “Big Compute”. The results were so impressive they have certified Windows Azure to be among Top 500 Supercomputers in the world. The amazing part are also the hardware resources that can be offered for the…

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You’re running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure

That’s the title of the article written by James Staten for Forrester Research and it actually nicely summarizes all the features, benefits and directions for Windows Azure. I particularly like the following excerpts as they nicely summarize the holistic view: … Where Microsoft is differentiating itself centers around its integration with the on-premises world. The…

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Whitepaper: Best Practices for the Design of Large-Scale Services on Windows Azure Cloud Services

I just hade some time to browse through and read portions of a new whitepaper that was released and titled: Best Practices for the Design of Large-Scale Services on Windows Azure Cloud Services. It is an amazing overview of core concepts around Windows Azure, followed by best practices that were derived from the engagement with…

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Good Set of Azure Resources!

I was just reading Tara Seppa’s blog post and she summarizes some of the Azure partner programs and resources in a really nice way. I suggest you to check out the Top 10 Windows Azure Resources post for sure and subscribe for the future updates. Enjoy! Technorati Tags: Windows Azure,Cloud Computing

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Is quality spaghetti enough ???

Great insight on how to describe the SaaS business model by a colleague David Szabo… I would encourage you to visit CEE Cloud Insider site (LinkedIn sign-in gets you to the premium content), if you are interested on how the business in the clouds will look like in the future to come: Available is also…

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StorSimple is Part of Microsoft Now!

Hot from the press: “Microsoft Corp. and StorSimple Inc. today announced that Microsoft has reached a definitive agreement to acquire StorSimple, a leader in Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) solutions. The addition of CiS will advance Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision and help customers more efficiently embrace hybrid cloud computing.” Details available here! This is really good news…

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Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Disk IO Performance

I was lately in many conversations around the IO performance of the disk drives on top of Windows Azure (especially if running disk intensive applications or servers, like SQL Server). As Windows Azure provides storage on the standardized set of commodity hard drives (if you want to scale-up and out like we do in our…

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