Tag Archives: Cloud Services

Affinity Groups in Azure

I see a lot of confusion about the current status of affinity groups in Microsoft Azure and thought it worthwhile to describe that status (or my view of it). Until 2012, Azure used a north-south network built to handle traditional … Continue reading

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Using Azure Monitoring Services API with Azure Cloud Services

This post describes how to use the Azure Monitoring Service API to access performance metrics for Azure Cloud Services, the PaaS feature in the Microsoft Azure platform. It follows on from an earlier post describing the use of the Monitoring … Continue reading

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Network Connectivity in Azure

Microsoft Azure is a general purpose, public cloud that provides compute, storage, connectivity and services. The pace of innovation in each of these areas is accelerating, making it harder (in a good way) to keep abreast of the latest developments. … Continue reading

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Windows Azure Cloud Services and Virtual Networks

Windows Azure has historically been a pure PaaS solution with the deployment unit for compute being a hosted service comprising an optional web role and zero or more worker roles. Each role is deployed as one or more virtual machine … Continue reading

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Overview of the Windows Azure Platform

In my day job at Satory Global I spend a lot of time educating people about the Windows Azure Platform and helping them develop applications on the platform. In my book, the Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook, I provided instructions … Continue reading

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