So far the servers within Microsoft Azure data centers have been running Intel processors (CPUs). For a long time I've wondered if the power efficiency of ARM CPUs could make them more cost effective than Intel x64 CPUs that are more powerful. It's possible through the use of parallel computing that distributing load across many…Read more Windows Server running on ARM CPUs, Azure is Next!
The Microsoft Azure CDN (Content Delivery Network) provides secure, reliable content delivery with a broad global reach along with rich features. The Azure CDN endpoints are not the same as the Azure Regions, and Microsoft has the list of cities for the CDN locations published in the Azure documentation. However, a list of city names…Read more Azure CDN Endpoint Interactive Map
The number of Microsoft Azure regions and data centers is greater than both Amazon and Google combined. Azure is huge cloud, but where exactly are the 30+ Azure regions located? Microsoft does publish updated static maps from time to time to give you a sense, however, nothing beats an interactive map where you can pan…Read more Azure Region Interactive Map
There's a lot of buzz about the "Cloud" as a result of the rapid growth and adoption of cloud-based services like Microsoft Azure of the last 5 years or so. However, the "Cloud" is still a bit mysterious to some, and many others aren't clear on the best way to design systems to run best…Read more Cloud vs On-Premises: Security, Reliability and Uptime
Many companies are migrating existing or building new systems on the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform. There's a lot of buzz lately around the Cloud overall, but it can be a little unclear at first glance what the benefits are. Microsoft Azure includes many different Infrastructure and Platform features that simply mirror those on-premises, as well as…Read more Why Microsoft Azure?
At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud are servers, networks, Internet connections, and much, much more! These data centers share a lot of qualities with traditional Enterprise data centers; such as fire suppression, humidity control, temperature control and more. One major difference between the traditional Enterprise data center is that Microsoft uses Containers (called ITPACs)…Read more Azure Cloud Hardware is Made of Containers