Planning on SBS 2011 Essentials (Aurora) or any other cloud service?

Check that out.  And believe it or not it works better on Chrome than on IE.

(This is at home, the speed at the office is worse 🙁



2 Responses to Planning on SBS 2011 Essentials (Aurora) or any other cloud service?

  1. Chris Knight says:

    If only it was up and running…

    “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage”

    The device or resource ( is not set up to accept connections on port “The World Wide Web service (HTTP)”.


  2. Chris Knight says:

    Now that it’s up and running the stats look… interesting…

    ~230ms average round trip. Fair enough, it takes about 170ms to get from Sydney to Los Angeles via submarine fibre.

    Interestingly it takes ~65ms to get from the Microsoft Online Services datacentre out of the network at LA, so I’m assuming that the datacentre is on the East Coast. Hmm, Baltimore maybe?

    Slightly quicker if I use – ~150ms. That’s because it ends up going Sydney-Japan-Singapore.

    If Microsoft want Australians to move to the cloud, then they’re just going to have to drop in a DC or two in Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane. We’ve already got enough backhaul contention within our dominant telco (or ridiculous packet paths due to bizarre peering agreements) without the added latency of going to an offshore DC.

    There’s also for our Europe/Middle East/Africa friends too. Finally, there’s the Microsoft Online Services Diagnostics and Logging (MOSDAL) support toolkit found at