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    Every Solution Architect or IT Manager eventually, needs take care of one of the most challenging tasks for an IT organization: dispose of disaster recovery capabilities to support the business continuity requirements. These concerns are not different when you are using a Cloud platform as Windows Azure...
  • Blog Post: Hadoop on Azure. Big Data made easy – Part 1

    Microsoft’s end-to-end roadmap for Big Data embraces Apache Hadoop™ by distributing enterprise class Hadoop-based flavors that will be available to both Windows Server and Windows Azure and as you probably know Hadoop on Azure is currently in Developer Preview ( hadooponazure.com ). The most...
  • Blog Post: Moving my on-premises servers to the Cloud with Windows Azure Virtual Machines

    One of the big new features of the Windows Azure Spring Release is the Windows Azure Virtual Machines feature, and as you has saw in the previous posts Hello World! Windows Azure Spring Release is Here! (IaaS, Media Services, Web Sites…) Part I and Part II deploy a new VM is pretty easy and fast...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Media Services

    Last April 16, Microsoft announced the new Windows Azure Media Services at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas. This new PaaS offering enable Broadcasters, Network Operators, Content Owners and Enterprises with a complete solution for the creation, management and distribution over...
  • Blog Post: Hello World! Windows Azure Spring Release is Here! (IaaS, Media Services, Web Sites…)

    Past June 7th was the launch of the new release of Windows Azure services, including IaaS, Media Services and Web Sites, with a very exciting event from San Francisco where technical leaders present us an incredible content. If you want test the new features, you can apply for the preview, just go...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Infrastructure Services General Availability

    Source: cloudswave.com via Victor on Pinterest Everyone here at Microsoft are proud and excited with the announce of the Windows Azure Infrastructure Services General Availability, and maybe you are asking yourself ¿what is it Windows Azure Infrastructure Services?, well Infrastructure Services is the...
  • Blog Post: New offers and price for Blob and Table Storage in Windows Azure

    Windows Azure recently announced a lowering of the price of Windows Azure Storage from $0.15 to $0.14 per GB per month, also announced new commitment volume discounts. More details: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2011/10/27/microsoft-lowers-storage-cost-for-blob-and-table-storage-in-windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October Release is available

    The Windows Azure Platform Training Kit – October Release is available now. This training kit includes hands-on labs, presentations, and samples to help you understand how to build applications that utilize Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and the Windows Azure AppFabric. Download now from the Microsoft download...
  • Blog Post: New Azure Virtual Machines Intensive Memory Instances

    The new Windows Azure Virtual Machines Intensive Memory Instances are available now at windowsazure.com and in four flavors (plain Windows, plain Linux, with Microsoft SQL Server or with Microsoft BizTalk server), to do with them wichever you need…. This new intensive memory instances are a key piece...
  • Blog Post: Hadoop on Azure CTP

    The Microsoft’s Big Data solution pursues unlock business insights from all your structured and unstructured data, including large volumes of data. The roadmap for Big Data embraces Apache Hadoop TM by distributing enterprise class, Hadoop-based solutions on both Windows Server and Windows Azure. The...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Virtual Networks now supports Software VPN devices

    The Windows Azure team announced last friday new capabilities for cross-premises connectivity between Windows Azure and your on-premises, including the support of software VPN devices to create Site-to-Site VPN connections. With this new capabilitiy now you can use a plain Windows Server 2012 with RRAS...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure

    Some days ago the Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure was released, this integration pack includes two application blocks: automatic scale for Web and Worker roles and transient fault handling. The complete set of features included in this pack are: ─ Autoscaling Application...
  • Blog Post: Meet Windows Azure

    Save the date for the next June 7th, 2012 at 1pm PDT to connect to the Meet Windows Azure event live from San Francisco. Join to Scott Guthrie (CVP Windows Azure Application Platform) and other Microsoft technologists to watch the event live online and discover the lastest features in Windows Azure....
  • Blog Post: More In-Place Updates options = more elasticity

    Windows Azure recently adds new in-place updates options , and that give us more elasticity capabilities. The new in-place updates options are: Change the virtual machine size. Increase local storage. Add or remove roles to a deployment. Change the number or type of endpoints. That...