Cloud Computing Course Pilot a Success

From 8th – 10th March 2010 we ran a pilot of the Cloud Computing Technologies: A Comprehensive Introduction course in Reston. With 16 attendees from a variety of backgrounds, the course provided a thorough hands-on coverage of cloud computing.  On day one, we examined the architecture of the cloud and considered the advantages and also barriers […]
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Cloud Computing Technologies Course Pilot

A few months ago I was privileged to be chosen to author Learning Tree’s Cloud Computing Technologies course . I have a fantastic development team to work with too. After months of intensive research and development, I am pleased to say that the course has reached the pilot stage, which will run 8-10 March. I am really […]
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Windows Azure Storage, Part 1

Software applications often need to store data and applications written for Windows Azure are no exception. Windows Azure provides three types of storage: queues, blobs and tables. As we have already seen something about queues in a prior post we now turn our attention to blobs and tables. Part 1 will cover blobs and Part […]
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Application Architectures in Windows Azure, Part 2

So, why would there be a need for different architectural patterns in Windows Azure? One reason is for scalability. While it is still important to separate storage, presentation and business logic as in n-Tier architecture, we must adopt a slightly different approach if we want to achieve the scalability available to us on the cloud platform. […]
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Application Architectures in Windows Azure, Part 1

Once requirements have risen above the trivial, applications have always benefited from the use of good architectures.  These architectures have evolved, over time, to take best advantage of the technologies which were available.  Well architected applications have the advantage of being easier to maintain and understand than un-architected ones.  In addition well architected applications are easier to […]
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