Windows Azure™ is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Windows Azure platform. Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host, scale, and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft® datacenters.
Windows Azure is a flexible platform that supports multiple languages and integrates with your existing on-premises environment. To build applications and services on Windows Azure, developers can use their existing Microsoft Visual Studio® expertise. In addition, Windows Azure supports popular standards, protocols and languages including SOAP, REST, XML, Java, PHP and Ruby. Windows Azure is now commercially available in 40 countries.
I was recently called by Microsoft Innovation center to speak at LMKR (LandMark Resources), an international software company involved in developing and implementing solutions for storage, processing, simulation and integration of sub-surface data. Held on 8th April 2011.
It was an interesting session for me and the audience I believe. I have seen much interest in the rising hosting technology that was a positive sign. I thoroughly enjoyed it.