Microsoft Azure Info

Microsoft's cloud called Azure - is growing at a phenomenal rate. Most companies now have at least part of their IT resource in the cloud - called a Hybrid model. Pay by the hour computing horsepower.

We think the main attractions are:

  • Instant servers - literally 2 minutes and you have  a new server (see demo)
  • Instant change in size of computing horsepower - too slow ?....2 minute update and you double the server memory and computing processor horsepower
  • Automatic ramp up and ramp down of the horsepower (and cost) if things change
  • Switch off the cost in 2 minutes by shutting down the server. Some people shut down servers overnight to halve the cost. Especially good for development.