Azure Resource Manager: The Shift from Services to Resources
In the first part of this series, we discussed the evolution of Azure IaaS
and role of Azure Resource Manager. The next installment of the series
explains the key differences between Azure Service Management (ASM) and Azure
Resource Management (ARM) models. We will also take a look at key concepts
and terminology related to ARM.
ASM or ARM?
One of the key tenets of cloud, especially infrastructure services, is
programmability. Almost every cloud provider exposes a set of APIs to
manipulate the virtual infrastructure programmatically. Even before the Cloud
Computing term became a buzzword, Amazon exposed APIs for storage and
compute, which eventually became the core of AWS.
When Microsoft built Azure, developers could interact with the control plane
through the Azure Service Management (ASM) API. Before off... (more)
As I wrote earlier this year over at InfoWorld, Microsoft took another step
toward being king of the cloud hill when it announced in January that it was
releasing its Azure stack to the public. There are many technical reasons why
this is cool, but more importantly, it's the psychological advantage this
Google has always had the ability for developers using its stack to develop
locally on the same tools that run in Google App Engine. It recently forked
its environments, so now the local and cloud environments are slightly
different for some of the configuration... (more)
Azure Resource Manager: The Secret Sauce of the Microsoft Cloud Strategy
Since its introduction in 2009, Microsoft Azure has gone through a
significant transformation. What started as a hardcore set of platform
services is now a force to be reckoned within the infrastructure market as
According to Gartner, Azure is inching closer to AWS, firmly securing its
place in the top right section of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Magic Quadrant, which is reserved only for the market leaders.
One technology that’s accelerating Microsoft’s infrastructure services
is Azure Res... (more)
In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Yoseph Reuveni, Director
of Software Engineering at Jet.com, will discuss Jet.com's journey into
containerizing Microsoft-based technologies like C# and F# into Docker. He
will talk about lessons learned and challenges faced, the Mono framework
tryout and how they deployed everything into Azure cloud.
Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and
running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extremely low
latency (under 10ms). He is working at Jet.co... (more)
Empowering the Enterprise to Take Full Advantage of Everything Azure
The cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of
whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the
outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages
them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become
a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk
The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including
how easy it is to get there. Migrating to the cloud is a... (more)
Hostway and WSM to Deliver Trouble-Free Migration to Microsoft Azure Cloud
Hostway Services, Inc. and WSM International have partnered to deliver
trouble free migration services for any organization that wishes to bring
their IT infrastructure to Hostway's Azure managed cloud services.
WSM is the leader in providing turn-key IT migration services since 2003 and
is now the preferred provider to any Hostway customer that is seeking to move
its computer infrastructure to the Hostway Azure-based cloud.
Hostway is a pioneer in hosted and managed cloud services. From simple web