Archive for September, 2011

The Cloud Computing Battle in India

It may be too early to decide who would actually win the battle. Cloud Computing is in its nascent stage and hasn’t gone past the awareness phase. Not many decision makers understand the terminology of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS and the differences between Public Cloud, Private Cloud and Hybrid Cloud. This is an attempt to analyze the current scenario and align the offerings of major Cloud Service Providers with the needs of the ecosystem. Indian Subcontinent is a very unique and a potent geography...

Tools for Cloud Azure

There are number of tools started coming up for facilitating the Dvelopers as well as the Business Owners who have hosted their apps in Azure Cloud. Here the List of those Tools. AzureWatch – azurewatch.net Cost Calculator – azureroi.cloudapp.net Clumsy Leaf Table and Blob Explorer- www.clumsyleaf.com/ Cloud Storage Studio – www.cerebrata.com Cerebrata PowerShell Cmdlets – www.cerebrata.com Greybox – cost limit your dev account – greybox.codeplex.com SQL Azure Migration...

What are the Types of Cost – Azure Cloud

When an Application is running on Cloud it involves some cost apart from getting an Cloud Account. Here some of them : 1. Items commissioned for you: Example of this include any VMs commissioned for your applications. You will pay irrespective of whether anybody is using your applications or not. So let's say if you host a website in just 1 Extra Small VM for one month, you will pay $0.05 (Cost / Hour) * 720 (Hours in a month) = $36.00. If you deploy your application in 2 VMs (or "you have 2...

Windows Azure Table Storage vs. Windows SQL Azure

Table Storage and SQL Azure Defined First, allow me to backup and set the stage a little for this discussion.  SQL Azure is essentially SQL Server in the Microsoft cloud computing environment known as Azure.  That is not quite true in that SQL Azure currently has a number of limitations and unsupported features that SQL Server 2008 has (here is a starter list of limitations:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee336245.aspx).  I like to say that SQL Azure is either SQL Server...