This was an interesting read: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/11/13/windows-azure-benchmarks-show-top-performance-for-big-compute.aspx Following is a quote from this article (context of this quote is genome analysis): “Over 1,000,000 tasks were scheduled by the HPC Pack over 72 hours, consuming the equivalent of 1.9 million compute hours. The same computation would have taken 25 years to complete on a single 8-core server.”…
New in-memory database capability (code named “Hekaton”) SQL Server 2012 PDW SQL Server 2012 SP1 General Availability, providing rich integration and support for the new business intelligence capabilities in Office 2013.
Interesting take from Forrester on ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/youre-running-out-of-excuses-to-not-try-microsoft-windows-azure-7000006776/
Big milestone this week with Ford: http://techcrunch.com/2012/11/05/ford-and-microsoft-deliver-their-5-millionth-sync-enabled-vehicle-plan-to-bring-cloud-and-car-closer-together/
The Register Takes Another Look at Windows Server 2012 and likes what they see with callouts about: PowerShell Server Core and Minimal Server ReFS Hyper-V Link and full article below. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/02/windows_server_2012_what_is_new/
Interesting read from eWeek for Health Care organizations: http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/windows-8-brings-security-collaboration-features-for-health-care/
Interesting news on the Azure Storage front. StorSimple created an appliance that you can drop into your datacenter and makes Azure cloud storage look just like storage in your own datacenter. It also provides a local cache for files that are more frequently used so they are more quickly available. Apparently, we liked it so…