Microsoft Azure (IaaS) Cost Estimator Tool

Until now, when evaluating datacenter compute resources and estimating costs in the cloud has been a challenge. Typically we’re looking at a physical or virtual machine configuration such as CPU size, memory, disk space and so on. However, there are other resources that are more difficult to estimate such as bandwidth usage, storage transactions, and…

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Windows Azure Pack, IaaS and PaaS Self-Service for your Employees and Customers

If you’ve ever made a multi-layer cake you know that there are typically multiple layers of cakes and in between are jams, frosting, custard, ice cream, or whatever the recipe asks for. To top off the cake is a layer of frosting or whipped cream or whatever you like. Now you’re either getting hungry for…


Copying Virtual Machines to Windows Azure using System Center App Controller 2012 R2

When I hear the term “Hybrid Cloud” I think of a mesh of networking, compute, and storage resources located within the confines of a datacenter and spanning to commercially (publicly) available clouds such as Windows Azure. However, making the move to a commercial cloud requires trust, planning, and long-term financial commitment. On the technical front,…

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