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Cloud Computing

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 […]

Planning Your Trip to the Cloud

Over the next few weeks, I am going to walk through the process of moving your first app to AWS. The goal here is to lay out a plan that introduces as little risk as possible to ensure a clean migration. We want to obtain buy-in and instill confidence across the organization that will lead […]

Accelerate Data Integration with Cloud Services

Cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and services such as Salesforce.com (SFDC) are now common in the business world. They offer quick solutions and are easily adaptable to business users. However, this ease and speed of customization presents challenges. Because SaaS utilities frequently change outside of standard IT development cycles, IT departments often must […]

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 […]

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