Azure


Azure Service Bus

The primary purpose of the Windows Azure Service Bus is to relay messages through the cloud in order to support application connectivity.  The Service Bus gets its name from the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Pattern.  This ESB pattern defines a standards based integration model that combines Web Services, data transformation, messaging and intelligent routing.  The…


Azure Access Control

The Access Control module of the Windows Azure AppFabric is a claims-based access control in the cloud that provides single-sign on capability to all applications running in the cloud.  In addition, this access control module can be used for applications running outside of the cloud.  This Access Control module of Windows Azure is accessed using…


SQL Azure

The Windows Azure platform offers the optional SQL Azure database as a supplement to the rudimentary data storage provided by the Storage AppFabric.  Unlike the storage appFabric, SQL Azure is a cloud-based relational database that is an extension of Microsoft SQL Server.  This multi-tenant, highly scalable database runs in the Azure cloud.  This cloud-based database supports the…


Windows Azure Cloud Platform

The Microsoft Windows Azure platform is a Cloud Computing environment that allows customers to run applications and store data in Microsoft data centers around the world.  The core of the Azure platform is the Windows Azure cloud-based operating system.  This operating system provides the compute, storage, and networking capabilities required by Cloud Computing applications, as…


Cloud Computing Products

Many vendors offer a variety of products that fall into the Cloud Computing category.  Some of the products qualify as full SaaS solutions, while others may only expose lower layers of the Cloud Computing paradigm.  Below are examples, and brief descriptions, of three of the more popular Cloud Computing offerings.  The post will briefly discuss…