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Brent Stineman12/12/12
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Azure Websites Quotas, Scaling, and Pricing

Today’s topic is Windows Azure Web Sites quotas and pricing. Currently we (Microsoft) doesn’t IMHO do a very good job of making this information real clear.

Raghuraman Bala...12/12/12
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Archive and Analysis with Amazon S3 and Glacier: Introduction

In this first part of a multi-post article let's take up a case of a typical e-commerce web application with the above characteristics and setup a best practice architecture for logging, analysis and archiving in AWS.

Maarten Balliauw12/11/12
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Configuring IIS methods for ASP.NET Web API on Windows Azure Websites

Bottom line of the story: if you need those methods or want to provide your own HTTP methods, here’s the bit of configuration to add to your Web.config file . . .

Daniel Doubrovkine12/11/12
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Migrating from a Relational to a NoSQL Cloud Database

I was recently quoted in a TechRepublic article, making rather sweeping general statements about how the free open-source NoSQL databases are the best thing since both SQL and sliced bread. . .

Istvan Szegedi12/11/12
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Microsoft and Hadoop - Windows Azure HDInsight

Traditionally Microsoft Windows used to be a sort of stepchild in Hadoop world - but not anymore. Microsoft and Hortonworks joined their forces to make Hadoop available on Windows Server for on-premise deployments as well as on Windows Azure to support big data in the cloud, too.

Krishna Prasad12/10/12
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Sample Application: Cloudfoundry and MongoDB

Like a lot of you folks, I also had the question, what is cloud computing? I started googling and downloaded a few tools and played with them and now understand a few concepts.

Ben Kepes12/10/12
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HP Announces Private PaaS Powered by Stackato

At HP’s Discover event here in Frankfurt on Wednesday, the company will be announced a private PaaS offering, built on top of Stackato, the PaaS which is itself a fork of the open source Cloud Foundry initiative.

Brian Gracely12/10/12
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Brian Gracely on the Software-Defined Data Center

In this 8-minute video, Brian Gracely describes the technology and business drivers that enable better functionality in the software-driven data center.

Alex Soto12/09/12
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Writing Acceptance Tests for Openshift and MongoDb Applications

In this post we are going to use Thucydides for ATDD and NoSQLUnit for dealing with MongoDb.

Eric D. Schabell12/08/12
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OpenShift Primer Book Published this Week

This book was born from a need to get the general developer public up and running with Red Hat's OpenShift Platform as a Service (Paas) project.

G. Andrew Duthie12/07/12
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Building Back-end Data and Services for Windows 8 Apps: OData - Part 2

In this part, I'll show you how I deploy the OData service to Windows Azure, and how I wire up my Windows 8 JavaScript games, Space Cadet and Catapult Wars, to the leaderboard service.

Markus Eisele12/06/12
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From XaaS to Java EE – Which Damn Cloud is Right for Me in 2012-13?

Finally, a succinct, practical comparison of 6 PaaS providers that include a Java EE container by a respected Java community member. It's time to get some answers...

Ben Kepes12/06/12
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HP Announces Private PaaS Powered by Stackato

At HP’s Discover event here in Frankfurt today, the company will be announcing a private PaaS offering, built on top of Stackato, the PaaS which is itself a fork of the open source Cloud Foundry initiative.

Jerry Nixon12/06/12
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DevRadio: You’re Coding from the Wrong End! Adventures in Advanced Data Modeling

Jerry Nixon welcomes Sr. Technology Specialist from the Windows Azure team, Buck Woody to the show as they discuss how data applies to developers and how this ties in with Windows Azure’s service offerings.

Eric Gregory12/05/12
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Dev of the Week: Brian Gracely

This week, we're talking to Brian Gracely. On top of his work as Director of Technical Marketing at EMC, Brian co-hosts the award-winning weekly podcast The Cloudcast with Aaron Delp.

Ben Kepes12/05/12
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On Angel Investing – and Karma

It seems to me that assigning a rigid, calculated and unemotional structure to one's angel-investing misses the point.

Ben Kepes12/04/12
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AWS, Redshift and Co-Opetition

Long time technology commentators understand the tensions between platform companies, intent on both growing their business and creating a healthy ecosystem, and ecosystem partners who leverage what the platform brings, but remain apprehensive about the long term intensions of the platform vendor.

Brian Gracely12/04/12
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The Cloudcast, Ep. 66: Developing Apps for the Public Cloud

In this mini-cast from AWS re:Invent, Aaron speaks with Solomon Hykes from dotCloud about developing apps for public cloud and differences in PaaS platforms.

Gaurav Mantri12/03/12
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Storage Client Library 2.0 – Migrating Azure Queue Storage Code

In this post, I will talk about migrating code from storage client library 1.7 to 2.0 for managing Windows Azure Queue Storage.

Mikael Koskinen12/03/12
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WordPress with SQL Azure

Windows Azure supports WordPress out of the box. But what is little-known are the limitations of this solution. Fortunately, it’s possible to skip the MySQL altogether and to run WordPress with SQL Azure.

Chris Koenig12/02/12
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Solving Real-World Problems with Windows Azure Web Sites

A list of solutions for real-world problems such as managing multiple Windows Azure web site environments using Visual Studio publishing profiles, creating multiple Windows Azure environments, and more.

Brian Gracely12/01/12
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The Cloudcast, Ep. 65: Cloud Cost Concerns

In this mini-cast from AWS re:Invent, Aaron speaks with Mat Ellis from Cloudability about the rising concern of tracking and controlling operating costs in the public cloud.

Eric D. Schabell11/30/12
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Advanced JBoss & Java in the Cloud [Video]

Here you will find two short videos of the demo portion of my session, first covering OpenShift while working with the command line tooling (rhc) and second showing what you can do with the OpenShift management console.

Ben Kepes11/30/12
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Heroku Joins Cloud Foundry for Multi-PaaS Support from Appsecute

There's a massive tension in the enterprise – on the one side, developers who just want to be able to get sh1t done with tools that allow them to deliver outcomes. On the other, enterprise IT tasked with ensuring that data and services remain secure.

Brian Gracely11/29/12
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The Evolution of Hybrid Cloud

Brian Gracely discusses how the concept of Hybrid Cloud has evolved over the last couple years, and how IT organizations can think about leveraging resources from across multiple clouds.