ISVs can monitor how many computing resources it requires when running on Windows Azure and find out how people are using it using a tool from PreEmptive. The tool is part of a new release of its existing Dotfuscator Suite.
PreEmptive's tool allows applications to be monitored for usage behavior as well as resource consumption on the platform. The tool helps you decide which components of an application they may want to host on Azure and which parts they may want to sell for an on-premise deployment.
Dotfuscator is a tool that injects code into an application so its usage can be remotely monitored either through a company's own or third-party analytics software.
Microsoft bundles a lightweight version of Dotfuscator in Visual Studio and will do the same with the release of Visual Studio 2010.
Windows Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure Platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft® data centers.
Windows Azure launches in November 2009.
To get started using Windows Azure, see Azure Services Platform Development Center on MSDN.
Also check out the series of short videos from Get Started with Azure Services Platform 'How Do I' Videos.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation