Thursday, July 8, 2010

What does Azure provide and how fast are servers?

I get typically three questions, I want to provide answers on:

a) Why Azure – how does it make my life easier?
Here is the answer http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/ff728566(en-us).aspx 

b) What is the expected performance?
Here are a set of benchmarks that help you estimate the performance of the infrastructure provided by azure
http://azurescope.cloudapp.net/BenchmarkTestCases.aspx 

c) What is the data transfer to and from my computer and Azure?

Microsoft Research has released a throughput analyser that shows you the upload/download performance
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/5c8189b9-53aa-4d6a-a086-013d927e15a7/default.aspx

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