Daily Archives: January 3, 2012

What is Windows Azure?

Past year, I wrote many blog post about Azure programming. Maybe, you know about cloud computing in general, but not about Azure in particular. Today, thanks to Windows Azure + a pinch of UK published by Eric Nelson (@ericnel), I found this video, that explain in simple terms the key technical pieces of Azure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poDRw_Xi3Aw

For more information about the video, see Steve Marx (@smarx) post:

What is Windows Azure? (a Hand-Drawn Video)

It has an interesting section title: “How I Made It”.

Notice the difference of compute nodes and storage nodes. Both service can be emulated in your local machine, thanks to Azure tools for Visual Studio.

My links about azure:

http://delicious.com/ajlopez/azure

A post about Azure, games and Node.js is comming.

Keep tuned!

Angel “Java” Lopez
http://www.ajlopez.com
http://twitter.com/ajlopez