Hadoop on Azure CTP

The Microsoft’s Big Data solution pursues unlock business insights from all your structured and unstructured data, including large volumes of data. The roadmap for Big Data embraces Apache HadoopTM by distributing enterprise class, Hadoop-based solutions on both Windows Server and Windows Azure. The Apache Hadoop software library is a framework that allows for the distributed…

Scalability meets SQL Azure

The now live year end update to SQL Azure provides federation features across all geographies of SQL Azure. Don’t know what SQL Azure Federation is? Please, don’t miss the excellent TechNet Wiki page Federations: Building Scalable, Elastic, and Multi-tenant Database Solutions with SQL Azure. SQL Azure Federations is available through open specification promise, so anyone…

Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure

Some days ago the Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure was released,  this integration pack includes two application blocks: automatic scale for Web and Worker roles and transient fault handling. The complete set of features included in this pack are: – Autoscaling Application Block (“Wasabi”) to help you to automatically scale both Web and Worker…

Key steps to deploy Office 365 in a hybrid environment

Source: http://community.office365.com/modg/default.aspx  Compiled and summarized by: Miha Kralj Develop a project plan: Your deployment project plan is used to schedule and track Office 365 deployment workstream progress. The plan should include a migration schedule that shows when each user’s mailbox will be migrated to Office 365. A high-level planning template is available in Appendix B:…

Private cloud information website

Here you can see new information about Microsoft private cloud solutions http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/readynow/default.aspx  


System Center App Controller 2012 Beta Demo

The 27th of October was presented the System Center App Controller 2012 Beta, this beta provides a common self-service experience across private and public clouds and is a big step in Hybrid Cloud management and application selft service you can see a cool video demo presented by Adam Hall.

Cloud platform Highlights

Here you can see the latest Microsoft server and cloud platform Highlights, Solution and Products: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/new.aspx


System Center Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate

The Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Team has recently announce that the System Center Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate is available. As you know Operations and Monitoring is a key piece in the Cloud management and Operations Manager 2012 provide deep application insights and integrate physical (including network devices), virtual and cloud management. As the…

Picking up the Private Cloud with Microsoft Hosting University

If you are looking for interesting private cloud training material you need try the Hosting University for Dynamic Data Center Toolkit.  There you will find a comprehensive set of materials to help you learn more about all aspects of private cloud implementation. Even though the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for hosting providers is designed for…

New offers and price for Blob and Table Storage in Windows Azure

Windows Azure recently announced a lowering of the price of Windows Azure Storage from $0.15 to $0.14 per GB per month, also announced new commitment volume discounts. More details: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2011/10/27/microsoft-lowers-storage-cost-for-blob-and-table-storage-in-windows-azure.aspx