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28.1.11

Uploading Machines to Azure VM Role

As all the technology we use at Stratex Systems is from Microsoft it looks simple logic to host our virtual machines in the Azure cloud... Beta!, now I'm scared. There's not too much information available about this at the moment, so I'll try to write about my experience.

The first thing I want to tell to anyone who is trying to test the VM Role is that you need to be accepted in the beta program. There are a lot of web pages including several from Microsoft that say that you'll only need to sing up and that's enough to start working, but it's not true.

If you don't know what's this all about, Azure VM Role is a new system to sell IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) where you can upload your Hyper-V hard disks after installing all the software you need and they'll bring them to live. After that, they'll charge you for the storage, processor number and the amount of RAM you use (per hour).

Well, to say the truth, I can't talk much more about this topic because I'm still waiting to be accepted in the beta program...



Now I feel like a 15 year old boy, a lot of theory, but very little practice.