February 2013 Entries

Sample Pricing Comparison: On-Premise vs. Private Hosting vs. Cloud Computing

Last week I blogged about some of the basic pricing differences between Amazon AWS and Microsoft’s Windows Azure (http://wblo.gs/da7) and concluded that while there was a price difference, it was important to review the benefits and gaps of each platform to make the right decision. In that comparison, using the assumptions documented on the blog post, Windows Azure was a more affordable option thanks to its Windows Azure SQL Database service offering. In this blog post, I will compare what it would ......

Sample Pricing Comparison: Amazon AWS and Windows Azure

EDIT: A blog post has been published, with updated pricing information as of August 2015. Click here to access this blog post. As my journey to the cloud continues, many people have asked me whether or not Amazon AWS was more expensive than Windows Azure. As you can imagine comparing pricing alone can be very deceiving because there are various gaps in the service offering of both providers. So I would like to disclose right away that comparing pricing between cloud providers must be taken as just ......

Azure Roadshow for IT Pros in Florida

Hi – this is HUGE!!! Microsoft (Blain Barton) is planning a roadshow in Florida starting in March 2013 until June 2013. We will visit many cities (twice), so if you haven’t signed up yet, now is the time! Space is running short already! I will be one of the presenters at most of the locations, along with Adnan Cartwright, MVP, (http://www.fisg.us/). We will talk IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) in Microsoft Azure, so don’t miss out! Here are some key links for you: http://aka.ms/blainbarton http://aka.ms/msproducts ......

Ready for .NET Code Camp in South Florida?

Here we go again! South Florida Code Camp is about to start tomorrow, Saturday Feb 9 2013, at NOVA University in Fort Lauderdale. I have seen this event grow every year; over 900 people were registered last year. It’s a HUGE event for the Microsoft developer community in South Florida. You can still register here: http://www.fladotnet.com/co... If you look at the Agenda you will see some really interesting speakers and topics. I would like to specially give a shout-out at some of the new speakers ......