Azure Batch – (Highly Scalable) Batch Processing with Microsoft Azure (and a Successor to GeRes2)

Azure Batch is a completely managed service, you could see it as “batch processing as a service”. It can be used for simple batch processing up to High-Performance-Compute (HPC) types of workloads. As such it fills the gap we tried to fill over the past year with GeRes2, an open source framework for batch-processing with…


Janet Moonshot & FreeRADIUS on Microsoft Azure – An important step for Researchers for being able to use Microsoft’s Public Cloud Platform

Over the past months I’ve spent some time working with Janet the UK’s National Research and Education Network. As well as managing the operation and development of the Janet network, Janet runs a number of services for educationand research including operating eduroam(UK), the UK part of a large, global network established between all sorts of…


GeRes2 – An OSS Framework for Reliable Execution of Background Jobs on Azure

A few weeks ago we published an open source framework that covers a scenario required by many partners I’ve been working with on Azure over the course of the past 4 years: asynchronous execution of jobs on compute instances in the background – or simple batch processing. Click here if you want to learn more:…


Java & Windows Azure – Using vFabric TC Server with the Azure Plug-In for Eclipse

If you plan to use vFabric TC Server as a container for your Java applications in Windows Azure PaaS Cloud Services Worker Roles with the help of the Azure Plug-In for Eclipse, you need to do some customization to the Azure plug-in for Eclipse and add component configuration. This blog-post shows, how you can do…