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TechEd 2013 - Pre-Conference Day

The pre-conference day of TechEd has finished. It was a full day with interesting seminars. For me, this morning was pretty hard to decide at what seminar I want to participate. I wasn’t decide what seminar to choose between “Enterprise Agility is Not an Oxymoron” and “Extending Your Apps and Infrastructure into the Cloud”.
In the end I decided to go to the second presentation, where I found out a lot of cool information related to this topic. In the next part of the post I will enumerate some interesting information that I discovered:

  • In this moment, most applications that are hosted on Windows Azure are ON AND OFF or PREDICTABLE BURSTING. To tell you the truth, I didn’t expected the ON AND OFF apps to be on top. 
  • Over 98% of organizations use and have virtualization. This is a huge opportunity for cloud providers.
  • Be aware of the SLA. If the provider cannot offer the uptime from SLA you will receive the money back for the downtime, but you will not recover the money that you lost during that period of time when your app or service is down.
  • You can find a SQL Server VM image on VM library that can be used on the cloud without having to buy your own license for SQL Server.
  • For VM you pay per minute and not per hour. First 5 minutes are free :-).

See you tomorrow night.


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