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…


Security Best Practices for Windows Azure

Security is an very important aspect when it comes to computers and it should be at the top of everyone’s mind. When building environments, machines that are connected to internet, security becomes job one. One must take deliberate steps to protect the machines running in the cloud. Below are some of the well-known threats /attacks…


[Preview Feature] VM Depot Preview and Support

————————————————————————————————————————- This post is About Virtual Machine Preview Feature (Should be only used for Testing and Development) which is currently Supported by Microsoft Forums. (As of 01/23/2013) § What does Preview Feature means? Windows Azure Preview Status: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/preview-status/ § Support for Preview Features : http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/support/preview-support/ ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————–   Recent Changes on the Windows Azure Management Portal…