Azure

MediaValet Receives Microsoft Award

MediaValet is Selected as one of three Finalists for Coveted Microsoft Award MediaValet, and its sister company VRX Studios, have been selected as one of three Finalists for the ‘Windows Azure Platform ISV Partner of the Year’ award in the ‘Emerging Technologies and Innovation Awards’ category of Microsoft’s 2011 IMPACT Awards. The ninth annual IMPACT Awards recognize excellence within Microsoft’s partner community in Canada. The 2011 IMPACT Award finalists will be honoured at...

RedGate Acquired Cerebrata :

October 26 2011 : Cerebrata, Udaipur based Microsoft BizSpark startup, today announced that it has been acquired by Red Gate. Cerebrata offers products for managing applications on Windows Azure, and is one of its kind company based out of India. The financials of the deal are not disclosed. Entrepreneur and Founder of Cerebrata, Gaurav Mantri said “Our entire team will continue to operate from Udaipur for the next one year with core focus on development. With Red Gate coming on...

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...

Migrating to Azure Cloud – Review

As our Business grows bigger and bigger it becomes an additional Overhead to manage the Hardware and Software Application. If you want to get rid of this to an extent its the time to join in the Buzzing of Migration to Cloud. Here some checklist before Migrating to Azure Cloud : 1.Identify the Purpose of Migration. Are you looking for Storage to store your documents, images and other files to have a better place on the cloud? OR you looking to just use the compute to processing...

Cloud Computing : Short Definition

What do you going to reply when someone asks about Cloud Computing ? Here some notes to respond them quickly. Reply Level 1 : Remember the Letter (OSSM - Read it Awesome) O : On Demand S : Scalable S : Self – Service M : Measurable Reply Level 2 : Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned...

Windows Azure & How to Deploy Wordress

Microsoft Cloud Service Windows Azure is not Just meant for Microsoft Platform and Technologist like .Net , ASP.Net etc. It can able to extend to other Languages too like PHP Java etc. Here some of the Articles explain how to deploy a PHP Based WordPress Application to Windows Azure   http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jimoneil/archive/2010/09/19/windows-azure-companion-php-and-wordpress-in-azure.aspx Slide :...

Azure – Ten most required tools for effective development

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011/COS210 Any platform, by its own nature, creates an ecosystem for third-party tools and helpers. Windows Azure is no different. In this session we look at a variety of the third-party tools available in the Windows Azure ecosystem. Included are tools for both developers and IT professionals. We look at tools that will help manage storage and resources, migration, scaling, diagnostics and software components that will help you build...