As Windows Azure matures, independent software vendors are starting to provide extra value to Azure customers. Paraleap Technologies created a unique Elasticity-as-a-Service offering designed to help applications running in Azure capitalize on the pay-for-use model of Microsoft’s cloud technology. Arlington Heights, IL January 26, 2011 — Paraleap Technologies, a Chicago-based software company specializing in cloud-computing solutions, is proud to announce the long anticipated release of its flagship product AzureWatch, designed to provide dynamic scaling to applications running on Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform. After nearly a year of development and testing, AzureWatch is released with a purpose to deliver on
Dell’s Deals in Cloud Computing By Sourya Biswas of CloudTweaks.com Dell may be known across the world for its computers, but its well on its way to emerging as a serious player in the cloud computing space, if its recent spate of acquisitions is any indication. Its recent announcement to acquire cloud-based medical archiving services provider InSite One, Inc is another step in that direction. Dell is looking to diversify from its niche as a hardware player and has acquired several companies in its bid towards becoming a solutions company, with 2009’s acquisition of Perot Systems being the biggest buy
The Scalability Of Windows Azure Cloud-computing providers in general and Windows Azure in particular offer nearly infinite scalability, virtually unlimited capacity, blazing performance and extremely quick provision times. However, to properly take advantage of these great benefits, teams need to plan ahead and understand all potential pitfalls and challenges. One of the more significant differences between development of on-premise applications and cloud applications is a rather direct correlation between choices made during construction of an application and its support costs after deployment. Because of the Windows Azure pricing model, every inefficient architectural decision and every inefficient line of code will
Microsoft announced the release of the National Centre for Biotechnology Information Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (NCBI Blast) on Windows Azure at Supercomputing 2010. The new application enables a broader community of scientists to combine desktop resources with the power of cloud computing for biological research. Microsoft showcased the scale of the application on Windows Azure, demonstrating its use for 100 billion comparisons of protein sequences in a database managed by the NCBI. Search Engine Zips Through Data NCBI Blast on Azure enables researchers to take advantage of the scalability of the platform to perform analysis of vast proteomics and genomic
Part One – Introduction This article is written for IT professionals who are interested in optimizing their Windows Azure cloud applications by dynamically adjusting compute resources to accommodate for changes in demand – in realtime. The need for dynamic scaling is great: without it, your Azure applications will be performing poorly when demand is unexpectedly high and waste a lot of money when demand is low. Your application is charged for all allocated compute instances even if they are underutilized or not utilized at all. There are a number of articles and examples available that allow one to start on
Microsoft Windows Azure Part IV Pricing: Microsoft is cognizant of the fact that its cloud services Windows Azure, SQL Azure etc., needs to be accessed by developers so that innovative applications can be built on the platform. Towards this, promotional attractive offers consisting of a lot of compute hours were provided in the past, including the CTP Community Technology Preview. There are continuous requests from this community that prolonged free access should be provided; recently Amazon Web Services came up with micro instances at 3 cents per hour for Windows instances and there had been no matching announcements from Microsoft.
Practically Speaking about Cloud Storage Part 2 The marketplace for cloud storage is getting more and more crowded each and every day. Whether it is targeted towards individuals, SMBs or Enterprises more new players are trying to offer service value. As in the case with Dropbox. There are at least a dozen others in the limelight. They are: Box.net, SugarSync, Apple Mobileme, Carbonite, ZumoDrive, iBackup, LiveDrive, Mozy etc… For the business and enterprise section, in addition to Amazon S3, there are Nirvanix, MozyPro, Parascale ( now with HDS), Vembu, Caringo, Microsoft Windows Azure, IronMountain, EMC Atmos etc.. Practically end users
Backup corporate data to AT&T Synaptic Storage, Windows Azure, Mezeo, Nirvanix, Google Storage, Amazon S3, and more FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ — All companies understand the necessity of backing up corporate data. Yet many struggle to find a backup solution with easy access to the cloud storage service of their choice. That’s why Gladinet http://www.gladinet.com, the Cloud Storage Access Platform company, has just unveiled Gladinet Cloud Backup which allows enterprises and SMBs to back up their files, databases, and system state to any cloud storage service. This new option meets the specific needs of organizations seeking to leverage