As per Gartner Worldwide Cloud IaaS Spending to Grow 32.8% in 2015. The new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud IaaS report released on May 2015 places IaaS companies under the following categories:
- Leaders: Amazon AWS and Microsoft
- Challengers: Unfortunately there are no challengers for Amazon/Microsoft as per the report.
- Visionaries: Google, VMWare, CenturyLink, IBM SoftLayer
- Niche Players: Rackspace, CSC, Fujitsu, Verizon, Dimension Data etc.
Unfortunately HP’s Public Cloud is too small to be considered in the report. As HP already announced their exit from Cloud Computing.
Read more from Gartner Report here (Courtesy Amazon).
Do you remember the old days some people predicted Microsoft will be a failure in Cloud. What do you say now? My intend is not a debate here, but people should not be judgemental for the sake of proving they are smarter one’s in the planet.
Let us admit AWS and Azure rocks..
Some good references:
: Here are five best practices for maximizing the business value of your PaaS solutions.
April 30, 2013
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Latest version of Windows Azure SDK for .NET – Version 2.0 released by Microsoft.
DOWNLOAD: Windows Azure SDK for .NET 2.0 (Offline Installer)
Recommended: Instead of manually downloading the files from above link, it is recommended you use the automated one-click install provided by the Web Platform Installer x64 or x86.
Click on the appropriate install link below based on your version of Visual Studio:
DOWNLOAD: Windows Azure Training Kit – April 2013
November 13, 2012
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The November 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes:
- Updated labs to use Windows Azure SDK (October 2012)
- Updated labs to use Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8
- New Hands-on lab: Windows 8 Mobile Services (HTMLJS)
- Updated Presentations .NET 4.5 Support in Web Sites and Cloud Services
DOWNLOAD: Windows Azure Training Kit – November 2012
October 17, 2012
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Microsoft Azure Training Kit – October 2012 is the latest set of Microsoft Azure Training tutorials, samples for Developers and Microsoft enthusiasts.
October 2012 Update
The October 2012 update of the Windows Azure Training Kit includes 47 hands-on labs, 24 demos and 38 presentations. Some of the updates in this version include:
- Updated 22 presentations with speaker notes
- Added 7 new demo scripts for content delivery
- Added navigation page for demo discoverability
- Updated hands-on lab page sub-navigation
You may download the package from the below link:
DOWNLOAD: Windows Azure Training Kit – October 2012