Windows Azure: Microsoft launches platform for Internet applications
The new Microsoft platform "Windows Azure" for the so-called cloud computing is now available developers and customers.
Windows Azure: Microsoft launches platform for Internet applications ? -
In cloud computing, computing power and memory rather than on PCs and servers in the "cloud" Internet (cloud) to be outsourced. This means that programs will no longer be stored on endpoints and executed, but the entire software resides on a web server and runs in the browser. So you do not write more, for example by means of a text stored on the hard drive word processing, but access through the browser to an online application. The advantage here is that you have access to all of your data and applications and go in the event of a defective terminal no data is lost.
Advantages also for the operators of popular websites. In a rush of visitors on certain days you have to adjust the processing power of the server quickly accordingly. With Windows Azure, Microsoft now imagine a flexible internet data storage is available, which offers the capacity for skyrocketing requests, said Microsoft chief developer Ray Ozzi. First is Azure users free available for testing. Only from February 2010 to be paid for the use. More than 10,000 partners have now tested the Azure platform, around 50 partners used Azure already for their solutions. Among the first customers in Germany include among others, the telecom service provider T-Systems.
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