Overview of the Windows Azure Platform

Interesting Microsoft Azure overview

Convective

In my day job at Satory Global I spend a lot of time educating people about the Windows Azure Platform and helping them develop applications on the platform. In my book, the Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook, I provided instructions for how to perform about 80 or so specific tasks when developing for the Windows Azure Platform. In this blog, I tend to write posts focused on a specific Windows Azure feature or API. In a post about a year or so ago I described the Windows Azure Platform as it was then. In this post I am going to describe the Windows Azure Platform as it is now, showing how the recently announced infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) features complement the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) features that have traditionally defined Window Azure.

The post is organized around the four core features of any cloud service offering:

  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Connectivity
  • Management

Compute

The Windows…

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