Visual Studio Live @ Las Vegas Presentations – Tips and Tricks on Architecting Windows Azure for Costs

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go and speak in Visual Studio Live @ Las Vegas as it was scheduled, due to an illness that made it impossible for me to travel, and stay in bed for a few days. But even if I wasn’t there I would like to share with you some of the points on this topic “Tips and Tricks on Architecting Windows Azure for Costs”. Tips & Tricks On Architecting Windows Azure For Costs View more presentations from Nuno Godinho The Key points to achieve this are: Cloud pricing isn’t more complex than on-premises, it’s just different … Continue reading Visual Studio Live @ Las Vegas Presentations – Tips and Tricks on Architecting Windows Azure for Costs

Visual Studio Live @ Las Vegas Presentations – Architecture Best Practices in Windows Azure

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to go and speak in Visual Studio Live @ Las Vegas as it was scheduled, due to an illness that made it impossible for me to travel, and stay in bed for a few days. But even if I wasn’t there I would like to share with you some of the points on this topic “Architecture Best Practices in Windows Azure”. Architecture Best Practices on Windows Azure View more presentations from Nuno Godinho. Here are 10 key Architecture Best Practices in Windows Azure: Architect for Scale Plan for Disaster Recovery Secure your Communications Pick the right … Continue reading Visual Studio Live @ Las Vegas Presentations – Architecture Best Practices in Windows Azure

Lessons Learned from last week’s Windows Azure Outage – Data Recovery

With last week’s Windows Azure Outage I’ve learned some lessons and I already talked about some in the previous posts, in this one I’ll focus on Data Recovery, since one of the important part of the outage is that we get scared of losing our data. Fortunately this didn’t happened in this one, and why was that? Have you thought about it? So why wasn’t any data loss in this outage? Let’s dig into this one. Normally our data is either placed inside Windows Azure Storage or even SQL Azure, and so Windows Azure has in-place for both of them … Continue reading Lessons Learned from last week’s Windows Azure Outage – Data Recovery

Lessons Learned from last week Windows Azure outage – Redundancy

As you might already know, Windows Azure had an Outage last week, and this generated a lot of “fuzz” around it, as well as when the same happened to Amazon last year, or even other providers. Based on these outages, lots of people are now saying that Cloud Computing shouldn’t be an option because it sometimes fails, because it has outages and so on. This isn’t really a very correct approach to the issue, since when we have everything inside our own Data Center, sometimes bad things happen also, from someone doing an update in the network and that crashes … Continue reading Lessons Learned from last week Windows Azure outage – Redundancy

Importance of Affinity Groups in Windows Azure

During this last week some friends asked me more about what are the Affinity Groups in Windows Azure, and their benefits since for some people this is nothing more than a way to logically group both Compute and Storage. In order to explain this we need to dig a little deep in terms of how Windows Azure Data Centers are created. Basically Windows Azure Data Centers are built using “Containers” that inside are full of clusters and racks. Each of those Containers have specific services, like for example, Compute and Storage, SQL Azure, Service Bus, Access Control Service, and so … Continue reading Importance of Affinity Groups in Windows Azure