#Azure Action – Weekly Newsletter – 11th February 2011
A very simple Windows Azure based app that hosts an application illustrating Sydney train commute times, to get to CBD by 9am
Open forum launches website prior to first meeting in March. See twitter #auscloudforum
Cloud computing launches in Australia are coming thick and fast
Readiness & Resources
- Windows Azure
- How to Deploy Windows Azure VM Role
- AppFabric: Middleware Services
- Storage: Upload blobs using UploadFromStream to Azure Storage
- SQL Azure
- Get your own Twibbon for Azure?
- White Paper: "The Benefits and Risks of Cloud Platforms"
Big three risks according to David Chappell:
- Outsourcing to an external provider
- Storing data outside your organization
- Vendor lock-in
allows banks to remove the high data centre costs associated with running a multi-application environment by moving these operations to a consumption-based pricing model.
Wrap the Windows AzureManagement and Diagnostic APIs
IDC Cloud for Business Conference on the 3rd of March where Microsoft will be a Platinum Sponsor. Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
- Cloud Computing Forum – Run by Orion VM (Sheng Yeo) First Friday in March (see website)
Likely to be seen around our cities:
Want answers? See the forums
Recorded but not yet published: CloudCast (name suggestions welcome) - an audio series featuring myself, Rab Thynne, Tom Hollander and Michael Rosic
Coming in March: Azure Meetups!
January/February community web cast boot camps