cloud

A 6-post collection

Freemiumtools.com

A while ago I put together a website that explains popular cloud services in an introductory manner with the aim of letting people read about some of the tools that are out there and decide if they can use them for their business (or life). The content isn’t for »

Azure website - how to change web hosting plan

In Windows Azure Websites Microsoft have introduced a concept called a web hosting plan. This allows you to control a group of websites all at once and makes for changing their hosting settings easier. The problem is, they haven’t yet introduced a way through the Portal to change the »

Quick and dirty Azure SQL database backup

Before I made a deployment of updated code to www.australianandroidapps.com yesterday I wanted to make a point-in-time backup of the database that runs the site in case I needed to rollback the changes. I then realised I’d never done this before. I found that you have two »

Pop-up labs in Windows Azure

I recently came across these two excellent videos about the concept of a pop-up lab in Windows Azure using the IaaS approach of provisioning your own virtual machines. The “pop-up” part of this is that the lab is built, then turned off and de-allocated while not in use. Scripts are »

TechEd - Building Robust Windows Azure Applications with P&P Guidance

This session was presented byMahesh Krishnan from Readify (@MaheshKrishnan) and focused on building robust Windows Azure apps, but in particular the benefits of elasticity. To me one of the most appealing things about cloud based apps is the ability to scale up / down as needed to meet demand, so »