Saturday, January 31, 2009

My “Retire Your Data Center” Article about Azure’s Table Storage is VSM’s February 2009 Cover Story

Visual Studio Magazine’s February 2009 issue includes my “Retire Your Data Center” article about Azure Table Storage Services as its cover story. Here’s the deck:

Visual Studio 2008, ASP.NET, and the Azure Services Platform combine to simplify local development of data-intensive Web apps and automate their deployment in Microsoft data centers. The result: You get maximized availability and reliability with almost limitless on-demand scalability, while you pay only for resources consumed.

The piece contains a link to download the source code for the OakLeaf Systems Azure Table Services Sample Project that’s running on Microsoft’s Azure CTP data center:

For more details about the sample project and how to use Azure Table Data Services, see my Windows Azure Test Harness Is Live! post of 12/9/2008 and Azure Storage Services Test Harness: Table Services 1 – Introduction and Overview of 11/18/2009.