As a follow up to my previous post on the top three download requests I get from IT Pros, with the recent release of the Windows Azure CTP of the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering, I need to expand the list to include a fourth.
The Top Four most-requested links for IT Pros are:
In case you missed it, Windows Azure is now offering an awesome IaaS solution to host Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, or a number of various Linux distros as VMs in the cloud. I’ve been working with the solution for a few months and it’s a powerful yet simple offering that makes access to VMs in the cloud a breeze. I’ve built out a good-sized lab environment on the Windows Azure platform with a number of Windows Server VMs and I couldn’t be happier with the ability to seamlessly RDP into each of the VMs and manage them like they’re sitting under my desk. I’ll be doing a blog post on this shortly to outline what a fantastic solution this is.
I strongly suggest you check it out, I promise you it will be time well-invested! Windows Azure FREE Trial