Posts tagged "Linux"

Windows Azure General Availability of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Now that Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is general available, make sure you start to play with it. Like I said before, Windows Azure is now more fun for the IT Pro’s!

Besides that this site is running on Windows Azure for over 9 months now, I have been testing Windows Azure IaaS since the preview  launched last June:

  • Install a VM in minutes
  • Choose OSes from a Gallery, even Linux
  • Upload your own prepped VHD
  • Create a load balanced solution
  • Connect to your on premise network
  • Connect to on premise DNS
  • VM mobility

Now with the general availability even more features and options are live:

  • New VM Image Templates (including SQL Server, BizTalk Server, and SharePoint images)
  • New VM Sizes (including Larger Memory Machines)
  • New VM Prices ( reduced prices 21%-33% for IaaS and PaaS VMs)
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Posted by plates55 - May 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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Windows Server 2012: Does ReFS replace NTFS? When should I use it?

From “Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms” Blog: When I first heard of ReFS my immediate first question was whether ReFS as a file system was a direct replacement for NTFS. It didn’t take long before my customers began to ask me the same question. In learning about this new file system in Windows Server 2012, it became apparent fairly quickly that ReFS, while a new file system, is built differently. ReFS stands for Resilient File System. NTFS has its place, and so does ReFS. While ReFS may appear to have some similarity to NTFS, it does not contain all the underlying NTFS features and scales efficiently to handle  data sets far larger than NTFS.

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Posted by plates55 - February 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

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