We’ve been talking about Windows Azure virtual machines, and using Azure as “Infrastructure-as-a-Service” (IaaS) for many months now. We’ve been promoting the heck out of the 90-day free trial of Windows Azure to IT Pros all over the world; but with the caveat that the capability to create (or upload) virtual machines with persistent storage and high availability up in Windows Azure datacenters was still “in preview”. Well, the preview is at an end. We’ve “shipped” it!
Starting today, Windows Azure Infrastructure Services are ready for production.
“I can start using it in a supported way, for my production workloads?”
Yes. You have my permission. And Microsoft’s.
Checkout the new Windows Azure Information Hub being built for IT Pro’s!
Woo hoo! Good stuff - Azure services are LIVE! Now I'm REALLLY tempted to do the trial!