An Independent Review of Explorer Tools for Windows Azure Blob Storage

Windows Azure Blob Storage Windows Azure Storage is one of the core components in Windows Azure that offers a scalable, highly available, and competitively priced storage option. Amongst others abstractions in Azure Storage (Table Storage and Queue Storage), Blob Storage is perhaps the most widely-used service. Blob Storage allows us to store any unstructured text … Read more

Moving applications to the cloud: Part 1 – What are the considerations?

There are four major changes that are required when moving applications to the cloud: Architectural, Application-level security, overcoming shortcomings, and diagnostic logging and monitoring. It is likely that the changes to the architecture of applications will take the most effort if you are to get the most advantages from the cloud.… Read more

An Introduction to Windows Azure (Part 1)

Windows Azure is the Microsoft cloud computing platform which enables developers to quickly develop, deploy, and manage their applications hosted in a Microsoft data center. As a PAAS provider, Windows Azure not only takes care of the infrastructure, but will also help to manage higher level components including operating systems, runtimes, and middleware.… Read more

Comparing IAAS and PAAS: A Developer’s Perspective

In the Cloud, services come in the form of Software (SaaS), Infrastructure (IaaS) and platform (PaaS). when moving a service to the cloud, IaaS and PaaS provide two different service models and provisioning steps of solutions. A PaaS providers has more responsibility for your solution than an IAAS provider. wherase an IaaS solutionmay offer more flexibility at lower level. Wely Lau explains.… Read more