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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Windows AZURE :: Services Era Unleashed

Microsoft introduced their Azure platform at this year's PDC in Los Angeles.

What is Azure ? and why the whole fuss about it ?

Well, "Windows Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage Web applications on the Internet through Microsoft® data centers."

So what does that mean ?

In a nutshell, this means that you can deploy, authenticate, and distribute applications and services on the web with minimal on premise resources.

So what's added value ?

Well, simply this will reduce costs and effort needed to maintain, to scale up or down your application, allowing you to focus more on creating and delivering services online.

If you're intersted to know more about Azure, visit the PDC recordings section... Believe me it's worth it :)

Enjoy !!

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