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In part I of the article, I introduced the concepts and terminology of Windows Azure runtime. In this part, we will take a closer look at the Roles and the way to control the lifecycle of the Roles. Most of the modern applications are logically partitioned into individual layers. Each layer is responsible for a specific function. UI rendering, business logic, data access and database are the common layers of these applications. These layers may or may not be running on dedicated machines. For maximum scalability, each layer can run on a cluster of machines or all these layers can be running on the same machine. Windows Azure Roles are modeled around these application layers or tiers. Each role instance is actually a dedicated Azure VM. Based on the role, the VM is customized for specific tasks. Let’s understand more about Windows Azure Roles. Web Role– This is a V... (more)

A Case for Private PaaS

A couple of weeks back, at the IBF Panel discussion on PaaS, we were discussing the opportunity for a Private PaaS. While a Private Cloud is typically associated with IaaS, I started to ponder on the value of a Private PaaS offering. Installing the development platform / runtime running .NET or Java stack on a set of VMs provisioned on the Private (IaaS) Cloud doesn’t turn it into a Private PaaS. PaaS should really abstract the nuts and bolts of the infrastructure (OS, middleware and other plumbing) and should expose only what is required for the applications to run. Microsoft’... (more)

Microsoft's #MachineLearning | @CloudExpo #BigData #AI #ML #DL #DX

How Microsoft Is Making Big Impact with Machine Learning During the last two years, Microsoft has upped the ante on Machine Learning and Analytics. From hiring top notch data scientists to acquiring niche startups, Redmond has made the all the right moves to transform Azure into one of the best analytics platforms. These investments have started to pay off for the company. It has been successful in articulating and demonstrating the value of data-driven insights to governments, medical institutions, and public sector organizations. Emerging markets that are turning technology sav... (more)

What Makes an Ideal Cloud Application?

As a part of my job, I work with large enterprise customers trying to help them realize the potential of Cloud Computing. As much I believe in the benefits of Cloud, I also have a realistic discussion around the anti-patterns for Cloud and why certain applications may not be the great candidates to be moved to the Cloud. It makes it easy to have certain patterns in mind when discussing what kind of a line of business application can move to the Cloud for realizing the best return on investment. In this article, I want to discuss the possible scenarios for getting the maximum val... (more)

Cloud Brings out New Equations to the Ecosystem

During the last decade, the enterprise war was among the handful of players. Microsoft wanted to be the de facto choice of the IT by pushing .NET application platform, integrated tools through Visual Studio, a set of servers in the form of SQL Server, SharePoint, BizTalk and System Center. Same was the case with IBM who was trying to compete through the Rational, WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli and MQ Series platforms. Sun and Oracle complemented each other and ran an integrated GTM to win the enterprise customers. The goal of every player was the same – displace competition and own almos... (more)