Across the weekend at Start Up Camp Sydney I was asked several times about the Microsoft Azure Cloud offering, and specifically if the teams could host their applications on Azure if they built them in Ruby On Rails. I couldn’t see any reason why not but decided to look into it a bit further when I got a chance.
I have been doing some specific research on it today and it turns out that the answer is a resounding: Yes!
These links are all taken from the very helpful post from the UK MSC Solution Development team: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mcsuksoldev/archive/2010/02/26/9969876.aspx who shares the savings they made and the helpful adapter they used that is available on GitHub.
Tushar Shanbhag talked about running MySQL on Windows Azure at the PDC last October.
Hopefully that answers the questions! 🙂