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Find The Closest #Azure Data Center

I regularly get asked about how to choose a Microsoft Azure Data Center for optimal deployments. The answer is to pick the Data Center that is nearest to your users. For applications that have a broad user base, it’s favorable to deploy multiple instances of the application and to use Microsoft Azure Traffic Manager to direct users to the closest Data Center. This typically provides the best user experience. Continue Reading…

imagesZHI8BPW2Azure is an amazing platform to work with! It creates interesting possibilities by offering a wide range of services that can be leveraged in order to produce exceptional end-user experiences.

Azure is built on commodity hardware and allows you to build elastic services that scale out in order to maintain a constant end-user experience. This is especially interesting when you want to start small and grow according to the demand for your services.

Enchanting as this may be, this is where many projects go wrong. Everything on the cloud has a price. On the cloud details matter! So choose the right architecture and be very cautious about the resources your application consumes.

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In this blog post, I will be looking at the different flavors of SQL Database on Windows Azure and their alternatives.

Beware, you may be surprised by some of the numbers in this blog post!

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In 2010 I bought a Kindle and it changed my life! Since then I’ve been catching up on books I should have read years ago. Back then, reading technical books meant carrying bulky/ heavy printed books in my bag. The day I got my first kindle, is the day I started reading again!

Since then, I read quite a few books! Below are some of the books that got me hooked on Windows Azure!

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