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The PaaS competition heats up with Amazon adding ASP.NET support to its AWS Elastic Beanstalk environment and MS SQL Server to the Amazon RDS offerings. This is a significant announcement from Amazon as it draws the battle lines with Microsoft which is aggressively positioning Windows ...
You may start hearing voices from Microsoft Azure. Do not send for an exorcist. The new strategic alliance between Twilio and Microsoft make this possible by aligning Twilio's Cloud-based telephony (voice and messaging services) with Microsoft Azure Cloud.
The Cloud isn't coming, the Cloud is here. You've heard the buzz, but how do you get started? What do you need to know? Soar into the cloud with examples of taking existing applications and migrating them to the cloud using Windows Azure. There are many ways to learn a new technology....
In this article we’ll describe the Windows Azure monitor written in C#. Windows Azure has a set of different services, but we’ll limit our article to only those services that we use for capturing performance counters. If you’re new to Windows Azure and want more information you can vis...
Microsoft – for reasons that haven’t been plumbed enough to satisfy skeptics – has set up a wholly owned open source subsidiary. Given history that’s an unusual step. It’s called Microsoft Open Technologies and it’ll be run by Jean Paoli, an XML standards expert whose interoperabilit...
Are you the one to decide on implementing your next project based on public cloud platforms such as Windows Azure? Is it going to be HTML5, Flash or Silverlight for your rich end-user interface? Have you thought about the costs running on cloud services that seem cheaper than hosting o...
Aspera, Inc. on Tuesday announced that its patented fasp transport technology will be demonstrated as part of numerous partner solutions at NAB 2012. Aspera enables a growing ecosystem of partners in the areas of cloud computing, network-attached storage and digital media production an...
All systems require a degree of monitoring. We monitor on premise installations for usage, performance, outages, tracing, and for a multitude of other reasons. Services which are deployed on premise operate in a controlled environment. The organisation’s IT team is very much aware of w...
Gladinet supports many cloud storage services in its Starter and Professional Edition (Gladinet Cloud Desktop). It supports the same list of cloud storage services in its Cloud Server product. These products support direct client side connection to the many cloud storage services.
New tests by storage vendor Nasuni have revealed that it takes ten times as long to move large volumes of data from the Amazon storage cloud to its competitors Windows Azure and Rackspace than it does the other way around. According to a recent story in the ars technica blog Uptime, Na...
In this article we will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of using that design — compared to an on-premises solution. Let’s first look at the advantages of using Windows Azure: Per-use pricing - As with other cloud services, Windows Azure charges the subscriber on per use...
Windows Azure is a cloud-based service offered by Microsoft. It is considered a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution, since it allows developers to design, produce, and deploy their applications entirely in the cloud — using the servers and operating systems of the provider.
Today, application logic is moving from the Server to the Browser to offer a more interactive and slick user experience, leveraging asynchronous event driven communication and a range of browser plugins (i.e. Adobe Flash & Microsoft Silverlight) as well as web toolkit frameworks (GWT, ...
#infosec #adcfw #cloud Alternate title: How to take out an entire PaaS cloud with one vulnerability Apache Killer. Post of Doom. What do these two vulnerabilities have in common? Right, they’re platform-based vulnerabilities. Meaning they are vulnerabilities peculiar to the web o...
Do you know how many times Amazon Web Services changed the pricing of its cloud services in 2011? No? Neither do I. Cloud services are often dynamic with variable pricing and keeping track of price changes and optimizing your services accordingly can be quite an undertaking, particular...
In an application deployed directly on IaaS, you know and control everything about the database; in a SaaS application you know little and control nothing. But how does it work in PaaS? Since a PaaS is essentially a container that runs application code, and virtually every applicat...
Microsoft added a trial version of Apache’s open source Hadoop to its Windows Azure PaaS Monday as it said it would in October when it teamed up with Hortonworks, the Yahoo spin-off. It gives Azure Big Data capabilities and advanced data analytics and a better shot at competing with ...
Microsoft Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. on Monday announced a strategic relationship to collaborate and create a next-generation dealer management system based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Using the powerful foundation of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and the automotive industry expertise of ...
The European Environment Agency (EEA), Esri and Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced, at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the launch of the Eye on Earth network, an online community for developing innovative servi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Microsoft has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, and will feature Office 365 provided by AppRiver. The Expo will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more...
It’s maybe a year before any Windows 8 products come out but Microsoft started pushing what it called its “re-imagined,” next-generation operating system to developers this week at its Build conference in California. Evidently it’s trying to freeze the market before its PC empire is u...
SOA Software announced on Monday new releases of its Service Manager providing unified SOA governance automation for Microsoft's Enterprise SOA platform. The new products manage Web services on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), BizTalk Server, and ASP.NET, offer greater automatio...
Sitecore announced on Tuesday an online marketplace of on-demand applications, services, and integration solutions developed for Sitecore's Customer Engagement Platform. The Sitecore App Center adds value to Web Content Management and digital marketing initiatives by delivering pre-int...
Several industry predictions point to an explosion of tablets as the most favored productivity device for the enterprise and the consumer. The analysts have predicted a worldwide increase in usage for tablets. The biggest advantages of tablets is that they are lightweight yet powerful...
Fujitsu’s supposed to be selling Windows Azure as its globally accessible Global Cloud Platform in its data center in Japan come August, providing services to enable, deliver and manage solutions built on Azure. Since near the end of April Fujitsu has had the service on a trial with ...
Any new technology adoption happens because of one of the three reasons: Capability: It allows us to do something which was not feasible earlier Convenience: It simplifies Cost: It significantly reduces cost of doing something What is our expectation from cloud computin...
The strategies discussed in this article can be applied to any cloud platform that has an ability to dynamically provision compute resources, even though I rely on examples from AzureWatch auto scaling and monitoring service for Windows Azure The topic of auto scaling is an extremely ...
Sitecore has announced that the company's Vice President Global Strategic Alliances, Jean-Paul Gomes, has been invited to join Microsoft's Windows Azure Platform Customer Advisory Board (CAB). As a board member, Gomes will advise Microsoft's Windows Azure product management team on ind...
Many organizations are a little shy when it comes to adopting the cloud, for several reasons. Most are slowly adopting the cloud by using a hybrid architecture strategy. Couple this strategy with the need to increase scale and speed on your web application, without taking the big cloud...
Quest on Monday released three open beta tools that help simplify Microsoft Azure infrastructure and account management: Spotlight on Azure, Quest Cloud Storage Manager for Azure, and Quest Cloud Subscription Manager for Azure. As more organizations incorporate cloud solutions into t...
You are interested in cloud computing, but where do you start? How are vendors and companies defining Cloud Computing? Do you know the differences between Public, Private, Community and Hybrid Clouds? What do you need to know to figure out which applications make sense in the cloud? An...
Microsoft Office Access is one of the most popular thick client / client server application development tool that is prevalent in the enterprises today. Its simplicity to use, fitment for quick departmental applications and ability to be home grown by the business users without dep...
Java EE 7 is the next version of the major enterprise platform has been approved by the JCP board recently. We find significant support for Cloud Adoption in the proposed platform. This platform analyzes how Java EE could be a major Cloud Platform much like .net has been positioned i...
Toyota is going to use Microsoft’s Azure cloud to deliver price-conscious energy management services to its electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles next year. Microsoft and Toyota are supposed to stick $12 million in Toyota Media Services to develop diagnostic and GPS data for cars à la G...
Part 1 of the Windows Azure Series, provided an introduction to Windows Azure, and Part 2 provided a look inside the Windows Azure datacenters. Part 3 will continue with a look at the Windows Azure Roles and the Development Environment. The last one is especially important for the next...
This article focuses on the need for inclusive development in India with Accessible -Affordable -Interactive crowdsourcing platform for Agriculturists and consumers. This would enable National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture with convergence and integration of traditional knowledge...
While most enterprises are increasing their IT spending over the year, the business value derived is not propotional. Studies have indicated that resources spent on maintenance takes the bulk of IT spending. One of the core tenants of PaaS platform is to enable the organizations to co...
All in all this is a good book to get introduced to Microsoft SQL Azure. This book starts out with an introduction to cloud computing and the Azure Services Platform. It cover the current state of the Cloud leaders and does a nice summary comparison to show the strengths of each. It c...
Java EE and .net continue to be the major enterprise platforms. With their clones taken up the PaaS space on cloud, it is all the more important for the enterprises to think in terms of interoperability. This article analyzes the interoperability between two major PaaS platforms in ....
With Java EE being a major platform on enterprise, a good PaaS platform like vFabric is very exciting. This gives lot of choices for existing Java EE based applications to move to the Cloud. The comparison with Windows Azure is done only for the new Cloud applications or...