Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cloud Computing Performance a Comparative Analysis of 5 Large Cloud IaaS Providers

A very interesting and important article published by cloudspectator A 5-day analysis on cloud performance and pricing on the top IaaS providers in the industry: Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, and SoftLayer CloudLayer Compute. With a lack of … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure Drops Storage Prices To Match Amazon’s Latest Price Reduction

Earlier this week, Amazon Web Services reduced its prices for its S3 cloud storage service and today, Microsoft is following suit with a price reduction for its own cloud storage services. Locally redundant storage on Azure now matches Amazon’s prices … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Updates

Microsoft released another great set of enhancements to Windows Azure.  New capabilities and announcements include: Web Sites: Staged Publishing Support and Always On Support Monitoring Improvements: Web Sites + SQL Database Alerts Hyper-V Recovery Manager: General Availability Release Mobile Services: … Continue reading

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Gartner positions Microsoft in the Leader Quadrant

Gartner positions Microsoft in the Leader Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Platform as a Service (aPaaS). Gartner defines application platform as a service as a cloud platform that enables the development and deployment of multitenant, elastically scalable … Continue reading

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