Configuring Azure Virtual Machines for Optimal Storage Performance

In support, one of the most common questions we get is: How do I achieve the best disk performance for Azure virtual machines? Platform Planning: In the standard tier of virtual machine in Azure, the maximum IOPS is 500 per disk. When planning for a high I/O virtual machine, you also need to take into…


Azure Import/Export Service Error: The provided file doesn’t contain valid drive information

The Windows Azure Import/Export Service enables you to move large amount of data in or out of your Microsoft Azure storage accounts. It does this by enabling you to securely ship hard disk drives directly to our Microsoft Azure datacenters. Once we receive the drives we’ll transfer the data to or from your Microsoft Azure…


Improving Windows Azure Table Storage query performance

With Windows Azure Table Storage, the data is stored in a way which can be searched through queries. By design, Windows Azure Table Storage provides the potential to store large amounts of data, while enabling efficient query access because: No relations between tables (or entities sets) Storing datasets that don’t require complex joins, foreign keys,…

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