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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Windows Azure Online Backup (for Windows Server 2012) is Live

With the new launch of the Windows Server 2012 another interesting capability has come into the preview mode: Windows Azure Online Backup, a cloud-based backup for Windows Server 2012. The service provides IT administrators with a physically remote backup and recovery option for their server data with limited additional investment when compared with on-premises backup…

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How to Monitor/Deploy Windows Azure Application(s) with System Center 2012

I read through a good blog post from a colleague Damien Caro on the monitoring of Windows Azure applications with System Center 2012(Operations Manager). Definitely worth reading and trying out, especially if you are using System Center for managing your IT environment. Another great overview is the blog post of Adam Hall. Basically, after installation,…

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System Center 2012 App Controller: managing On-Premise and Cloud together

A Beta release of System Center App Controller 2012 is now available! App Controller is a new member of the System Center family and provides a number of capabilities that enable Application Self Service across both private and public clouds. The greatest thing about the App Controller is that is enables you to manage your…

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