As the adoption of the cloud accelerates, pressure increases for ISVs to port applications to the cloud. By 2012, 80% of Fortune 1000 enterprises will be using some form of software-as-a-service. The risk of not upgrading your application to the cloud quickly is real.
To build an understanding of the components of Windows Azure, we’ll focus on one of the most basic functions –
While all applications can realize benefits from moving to the cloud, applications with certain workload patterns are particularly well suited to the cloud.
History – October 2008 (PDC LA) Announced the Windows Azure Platform First CTP of Windows Azure March 2009 Announced SQL Azure Relational Database February 2010 Windows Azure Platform commercially available June 2010 Windows Azure Update – .NET Framework 4, OS Versioning & CDN. SQL Azure Update (Service Update 3) – 50GB databases, Spatial data support & […]
Windows Azure is Microsoft’s application platform for the public cloud. You can use this platform in many different ways. For instance, you can use Windows Azure to build a web application that runs and stores its data in Microsoft datacenters. You can use Windows Azure just to store data, with the applications that use this […]
View this post to see a chart showing the difference between Cloud services like Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
“Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” –National Institute of Standards and Technology The National Institute of Standards and Technology, has clearly defined the five essential elements of […]
Learn how Hanu Software, Microsoft’s Preferred Cloud Partner, successfully introduced Cloud computing to eClaris Software, a professional services firm specializing in eDiscovery consulting.