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Presentation by David Chappell at "MSDN Presents: Windows Azure Platform" Event (Apr 13, 2010) .

Presentation by David Chappell at "MSDN Presents: Windows Azure Platform" Event (Apr 13, 2010) .

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The Windows Azure Platform: A Perspective - David Chappell Presentation Transcript

  • 1. The Windows Azure Platform: A Perspective David Chappell Chappell & Associates
  • 2. Illustrating Cloud Computing Two broad categories Cloud Application Cloud Platform Users Developers  Cloud applications – Often called Software as a Service (SaaS)  Cloud platforms – Such as the Windows Azure platform
  • 3. An Overview of the Windows Azure Platform
  • 4. The Windows Azure Platform SQL Azure Cloud Applications Windows Azure Windows Azure Platform AppFabric On-Premises Applications Windows Others
  • 5. Windows Azure An illustration Application Compute Storage Config Fabric … SQL Azure Applications Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Windows Azure Applications Windows Others
  • 6. Windows Azure Compute Service A closer look VMs VMs HTTP/ HTTPS Web Worker Load Role Role Balancer IIS Instance Instance Agent Agent Application Compute Storage Fabric …
  • 7. Windows Azure Storage Service A closer look HTTP/ HTTPS Blobs Tables Queues Application Compute Storage Fabric …
  • 8. Developing for Windows Azure Visual Studio Windows Azure Development Fabric Web Role Worker Role Instance Instance Storage Fabric Windows Server 2008/ SQL Server Windows 7/Windows Vista Express
  • 9. SQL Azure SQL Azure SQL Azure Database Others (Future) SQL Azure Applications Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Windows Azure Applications Windows Others
  • 10. SQL Azure Database An Illustration SQL Azure Database Database TDS Application Database Database SQL Azure Database Others (Future)
  • 11. SQL Azure Database Using one or multiple databases SQL Azure Database Database Application Database Database Application Database
  • 12. Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Infrastructure in the cloud Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Service Bus Access Control ? SQL Azure Applications Windows Azure Platform AppFabric Windows Azure Applications Windows Others
  • 13. Using the Windows Azure Platform: Scenarios
  • 14. Applying Azure (1) Some characteristics of Azure-appropriate applications  Apps that need massive scale – Example: A Web 2.0 application  Apps that need high reliability – Example: A Software as a Service (SaaS) application  Apps with variable load – Example: An on-line ticketing application  Apps with a short or unpredictable lifetime – Example: An app created for a marketing campaign  Apps that do parallel processing – Example: A financial modeling application
  • 15. Applying Azure (2) Some characteristics of Azure-appropriate applications  Apps that must fail fast or scale fast – Example: Start-ups  Apps that don’t fit well in an organization’s data center – Example: A firm with no data center – Example: A joint venture – Example: A business unit that wishes to avoid its IT department  Apps that can benefit from external storage – Example: An application that archives data
  • 16. Building on Azure A non-Azure app using Windows Azure storage Blobs SQL Azure On-Premises or Hosted Application
  • 17. Building on Azure A massively scalable web app exposed on the public Internet Tables Web Role Instance Users
  • 18. Building on Azure A massively scalable web app with background processing Tables Queues Blobs Web Role Worker Role Instance Instance Users
  • 19. Building on Azure A web app with relational storage SQL Azure Web Role Instance Users
  • 20. Building on Azure A web app using cloud and on-premises data SQL Azure Web Role Service Bus Instance On-premises Database Users
  • 21. Building on Azure A parallel processing application Queues Blobs Worker Role Web Role Instance Instance User
  • 22. The Windows Azure Platform and Its Competitors
  • 23. Amazon Web Services (AWS)  AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides virtual machines running Linux or Windows Amazon Web Services Windows Azure Platform EC2 VM VM Relational Database SQL Azure Your Service Your Database Your Application Application DBMS AWS Windows Linux or Storage Windows Azure Storage Windows Server Windows Azure Fabric
  • 24. Amazon Web Services Comparing storage options Amazon Web Services Windows Azure Platform Simple Storage Service Windows Azure Storage Blob storage (S3) Blobs Scale-out storage Windows Azure Storage SimpleDB Tables Queues Simple Queue Service Windows Azure Storage (SQS) Queues RDBMS running in a VM, Relational storage Relational Database SQL Azure Service (RDS)
  • 25. Google AppEngine  AppEngine runs Python and Java applications Google AppEngine Windows Azure Platform Web App Role SQL Azure Worker Database Task Role Python/Java Datastore, Windows Windows Azure Runtime Task Lists Storage Server Windows Azure Fabric
  • 26. Force.com  Salesforce.com’s Force.com focuses on data- driven enterprise applications Force.com Windows Azure Platform Web Role SQL Azure Enterprise Database Application Worker Role Force.com Force.com Windows Windows Azure Runtime Database Server Storage Windows Azure Fabric
  • 27. Conclusions  Cloud platforms are here – Microsoft is placing a big bet with the Windows Azure platform  A new world is unfolding – Prepare to be part of it
  • 28. For Further Reading  Introducing the Windows Azure Platform http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=158011  Introducing Windows Azure http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9682907  Windows Azure and ISVs: A Guide for Decision Makers http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=157857
  • 29. About the Speaker David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates (www.davidchappell.com) in San Francisco, California. Through his speaking, writing, and consulting, he helps people around the world understand, use, and make better decisions about new technology. David has been the keynote speaker for many events and conferences on five continents, and his seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of IT decision makers, architects, and developers in forty countries. His books have been published in a dozen languages and used regularly in courses at MIT, ETH Zurich, and other universities. In his consulting practice, he has helped clients such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Stanford University, and Target Corporation adopt new technologies, market new products, train their sales staffs, and create business plans. Earlier in his career, David wrote networking software, chaired a U.S. national standards working group, and played keyboards with the Peabody-award-winning Children’s Radio Theater. He holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 30. Copyright © 2010 David Chappell Chappell & Associates www.davidchappell.comSOAP/WS-*