This week our team hosted the silicon valley stop (at our Mountain View campus) in David Chappell’s world-wide tour to talk about the impact of cloud computing, and latest developments on the Windows Azure Platform.
David Chappell’s talk looked at the Windows Azure platform and what it means for enterprises. The topics he covered include:
- An overview of the Windows Azure platform: Technology and business model
- The cloud platform context: Google, Amazon, Salesforce.com, and more
- Using the Windows Azure platform: Application scenarios
He also provided a foundation for thinking about the Windows Azure platform, and then offered guidance on how to make good decisions for using it.
CEO of CSRware.com also showcased their “On-Demand Performance Management solution” for Sustainability and Green IT initiatives. Their current cloud initiative utilized Windows Azure, SQL Azure and hybrid (Software+Services) app dev pattern, for capturing tens of thousands of data points from their customer data center and aggregating them into a single data point to an on-premise SaaS offering.
A copy of the CSRware.com slide deck can be downloaded here:
David Chou also presented some additional views on how to architect applications using the Windows Azure Platform:
Thanks to everyone who attended the event, and please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or would like to discuss further.