Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, is Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. It provides a range of cloud services, including those for compute, analytics, storage and networking. Users can pick and choose from these services to develop/test/stage and scale up/down new applications, or run existing applications, in the public cloud.

Microsoft Azure is widely considered both a Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering.

I’m fascinated how fast and how quick the offerings are growing inside Microsoft Azure and also what fancy things you can do on a really easy and simple way. especially looking around the network section in Azure it is amazing how you can setup complex network scenarios without having deep networking knowledge.

Below are some quick links around Azure and I will start blogging around Azure Powershell, Azure Networks and Platforms soon, please stay tuned

Microsoft Contributes Next Generation Server Design to Open Compute Project:   
Building and Managing Cloud-Scale Data Centers:  
How Microsoft Designs its Cloud-Scale Servers:  
Azure Fault Domain and Upgrade Domain Explained for IT Pros:   
Manage the Availability of Azure Virtual Machines:  
Azure Fabric Controller Internals: Building and Updating High-Availability Apps:   
Azure Regions:   
Azure Services by Region:   
Developer Notes for Azure in China Applications:   
Manage the Availability of Virtual Machines:  
Traffic Manager and Availability:   
Disaster Recovery and High Availability for Azure Applications:   

Design Azure virtual networks, networking services, DNS, DHCP, and IP addressing configuration
Virtual Network Overview:
Configure a VNet-to-VNet connection by using Azure Resource Manager and PowerShell
Create a VNet with a Site-to-Site VPN connection using the Azure Portal and Azure Resource Manager
Configure a Point-to-Site connection to a virtual network using PowerShell
How to manage DNS Zones using PowerShell
Create DNS zones and record sets using the .NET SDK
Create DNS record sets and records by using the Azure portal
Classless Inter-Domain Routing:  
How to change TCP idle timeout settings for load balancer
Log analytics for Azure Load Balancer (Preview)
Understanding Load Balancer probes
Create and modify an ExpressRoute circuit
Create and modify routing for an ExpressRoute circuit
Create a Virtual Network for ExpressRoute in the classic portal
Configure a virtual network gateway for ExpressRoute using Resource Manager and PowerShell

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Networking Technologies and What’s New:  
A Records, CNAME, and Using DNS with Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS):

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