Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, Virtual Machines and Virtual Network, now are generally available!

Today is a major milestone for Windows Azure and all of Microsoft customers and partners. It was announced that Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Windows Azure Virtual Network now are generally available. These new services make it possible for you to move your applications into the cloud as is. New price commitments were also announced,…

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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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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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Fresh from the oven: Whitepaper on SharePoint Deployment on Windows Azure Virtual Machines

A new whitepaper was just released that provides guidance about the benefits of Windows Azure Virtual Machines and explains how to deploy SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Azure Virtual Machines. It give an overview of benefits or running SharePoint 2010 on Windows Azure and then goes into the details around implementation and deployment of such…

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Windows Azure Enhanced Capabilities are Available: IaaS, WebSites, Virtual Network, OSS support …

If you have not yet taken the time to watch the keynote from the MeetWindowsAzure event, I encourage you to do it immediately. Some of the features presented and announced include: Windows Azure Virtual Machines – Virtual Machines give you application mobility, allowing you to move your virtual hard disks (VHDs) back and forth between…

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