Rick Ross (ISG)

How can Microsoft Azure reduce your RTO?

What is the biggest challenge with integrating the Cloud in your backup architecture? I would argue that restore times could be the biggest hurdle, especially when we are talking about multiple terabytes of data. Cloud storage is a great backup target for those incremental changes that can trickle up to the Cloud each day. It […]

Moving Data To and From the Cloud

This week, we will explore how to get large amounts of data in or out of Windows Azure Blob storage. Microsoft recently added Windows Azure Import/Export service that enables customers to use hard disks to move data in and out of Microsoft datacenters. Microsoft uses its high-speed secure network to transfer the data in or […]

Windows Azure Storage: What’s in Your Blob?

Windows Azure Storage has some great features that make it very flexible, giving you lots of options for designing solutions. I will share some of those features and explain how they can be used. Level Set The first thing to do is understand some of the terms and a little about the architecture so that […]

Getting Started with Windows Azure

Before you jump in and start building things in Windows Azure, there are a few concepts that will make life easier for you if you understand them up front. These topics are in the context of infrastructure as a service (IaaS) but some of them apply to platform as a service (PaaS) as well. The […]

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