Performance Guidance for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Performance Guidance for SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Summary: Developers and IT professionals should be fully knowledgeable about how to optimize the performance of SQL Server workloads running in Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and in more traditional on-premises environments. This technical article discusses the key factors to consider when evaluating performance and planning…

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Windows Azure Success Indicators

Here are some key ones as of 6/14/13 (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2013/06/14/50-percent-of-fortune-500s-using-windows-azure.aspx):  50% of the Fortune 500 using Windows Azure 250K customers Average of 1000 new customers per day Average of 270,000 requests per second Peak demand up to 880,000 requests per second Four trillion(!!) objects in blob storage  

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