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What is Windows Azure Platform


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Microsoft Windows Azure Platform lightning talk presented at CloudCamp Los Angeles on September 30, 2009

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What is Windows Azure Platform

  1. 1. The Microsoft Cloud… in under 5 minutes<br />David Chou<br /><br /><br />
  2. 2. Benefits of Cloud Computing<br />Sharing &quot;perishable and intangible&quot; computing <br />power among multiple tenants optimizes costs for all<br />Pay for access <br />– not ownership – <br />of IT resources<br />Improve time-to-market for new applications, services, and solutions<br />Staff and plan for typical usage<br />Scale to the cloud at peak times – planned or unplanned<br />
  3. 3. Private<br />(On-Premise)<br />Infrastructure<br />(as a Service)<br />Platform<br />(as a Service)<br />Types of Clouds<br />You manage<br />Applications<br />Applications<br />Applications<br />You manage<br />Runtimes<br />Runtimes<br />Runtimes<br />Security & Integration<br />Security & Integration<br />Security & Integration<br />Managed by vendor<br />Databases<br />Databases<br />Databases<br />You manage<br />Servers<br />Servers<br />Servers<br />Managed by vendor<br />Virtualization<br />Virtualization<br />Virtualization<br />Server HW<br />Server HW<br />Server HW<br />Storage<br />Storage<br />Storage<br />Networking<br />Networking<br />Networking<br />
  4. 4. Private<br />(On-Premise)<br />Types of Clouds<br />Infrastructure<br />(as a Service)<br />Platform<br />(as a Service)<br />
  5. 5. The Microsoft Cloud<br />~100 Globally Distributed Data Centers<br />Quincy, WA<br />Chicago, IL<br />San Antonio, TX<br />Dublin, Ireland<br />Generation 4 DCs<br />
  6. 6. Platform Services<br />The Microsoft Cloud<br />Categories of Services<br />Application Services<br />Software Services<br />Infrastructure Services<br />
  7. 7. Windows Azure Platform<br /><ul><li>Internet-scale, highly available cloud fabric
  8. 8. Globally distributed Microsoft data centers (ISO/IEC 27001:2005 and SAS 70 Type I and Type II certified)
  9. 9. Consumption and usage-based pricing; enterprise-class SLA commitment
  10. 10. Compute– auto-provisioning 64-bit application containers in Windows Server VMs; supports a wide range of application models
  11. 11. Storage– highly available distributed table, blob, queue, & cache storage services
  12. 12. Languages– .NET 3.5 (C#, VB.NET, etc.), IronRuby, IronPython, PHP, Java, native Win32 code
  13. 13. Data – massively scalable & highly consistent distributed relational database; geo-replication and geo-location of data
  14. 14. Processing – relational queries, search, reporting, analytics on structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data
  15. 15. Integration – synchronization and replication with on-premise databases, other data sources
  16. 16. Service Bus – connectivity to on-premises applications; secure, federated fire-wall friendly Web services messaging intermediary; durable & discoverable queues
  17. 17. Access Control – rules-driven federated identity; AD federation; claims-based authorization
  18. 18. Workflows – declarative service orchestrations via REST-based activities</li></li></ul><li>Platform of Choice<br />Not one-size-fits-all<br />
  19. 19. Get a free Windows Azure trial account<br /><br />Log in using a Live ID, look for the “Product Keys” link on the top right. Sign in at, go to “Accounts” and claim key <br />Download the Training Kit<br /><br />View a 15 minute demo on deploying an app in Azure<br /><br />Join the Azure community<br />Talk Azure with your local user online community at<br /><br />Learn how to deploy you app in the cloud in &lt;30 minutes<br />
  20. 20. Thank you<br /><br /><br />© 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries.<br />The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.<br />