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    Cloud computing appears to be all the rage...until you look at actual adoption numbers (a recent survey of TechTarget readers found that around 70% of Windows users had no plans to connect servers to the cloud in the next year). What are your plans? What factors concern you most about the cloud?

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  • What should we choose for deploying a PHP application: AWS or Azure?

    Would anyone know of the pros / cons of deploying a PHP application in either AWS or Azure? We're considering making this move we're not sure of the choice between the two. Would AWS be the right choice for this (that's the way we're leaning).

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Why isn’t my Windows Azure instance starting correctly?

    I recently put in my service package into Windows Azure but the management portal keeps showing that it's "waiting for the role instance to start." This has been going on for the past day now. I know there's Azure Diagnostics but is there another way to check why this is happening? Thank you!

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Getting error message when trying to deploy web application to Windows Azure

    I currently have a ASP.NET web application that I need to deploy in Windows Azure. The first thing I tried to do was run it locally but I debugged it, I keep getting this error from Visual Studio 2010: "There was an error attaching the debugger to the IIS worker process for URL...

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Can I host my WCF services in Azure?

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    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Difference between Windows Azure and other Windows web hosts

    I'm pretty new to Windows Azure but I'm trying to figure out how it's different from other web hosts. Besides the billing / costs, what differences are there between Azure and traditional Windows web hosting? Is load balancing the biggest difference?

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • How to use the Task Scheduler in Azure

    I'm fairly new to Azure so I was helping someone could help me. I have a list of tasks that need to be run at a certain time. With Windows Server, I'm able to use Task Scheduler to schedule my programs to run at that time. And on top of that, I can also create a Windows service that would run at a...

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Why do I keep getting this Windows Azure error message: Invalid access to memory location?

    I'm using Windows Azure along with Visual Studio 2010 and when I try to debug a web role, I keep getting the following error: Windows Azure Tools: Invalid access to memory location This keeps showing up in the general output of Visual Studio and it keeps canceling my debugging sessions. Has anyone...

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • What’s the best cloud computing service to go with for my startup?

    I'm just starting out in the cloud computing market and I'm looking to find the best one for my startup company. I know there's Amazon's EC2 and AWS, Apache Hadoop, Windows Azure, etc., so which service would be the best way to go?

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • What’s an equivalent to Azure Service Bus?

    I've been doing some research on Azure's Service Bus and I'm trying to find some equivalent services to it (AWS, Rackspace, App Engine, etc.). I would like to compare them so I can find the best option for my company. After talking to one of my co-workers, he said it's possible to install some type...

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Azure AppFabric and Windows Server AppFabric: What’s the difference?

    I'm not really familiar with both of these products but I'm considering using Azure AppFabric so I need to know the difference between Azure and Windows Server AppFabric. Is Azure the "cloud version" of Windows Server AppFabric? What are the big differences between the two?

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • What challenges are there when it comes to porting existing applications in Microsoft Azure?

    I'm looking to adopt Microsoft Azure for my cloud service but before I do it, I need to know some of the challenges people have faced when it comes to porting existing applications in Azure. From what I've come across, here's what I know so far: It has no support for session affinity, no...

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Keep getting Azure error: The target “GatherAllFilesToPublish” does not exist in the project

    I recently installed the Azure development tools for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 but now every single time I try publish an existing website, I keep getting the following error: The target "GatherAllFilesToPublish" does not exist in the project. What's going on here? Has anyone seen this error before?

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Which cloud computing platform should we choose for our project?

    Our team is working on a project for our organization and we're trying to decide which cloud service would be best for us to use. We're deciding between EC2 (which has virtual servers but sometimes a pain), Azure (which is great for apps) and GAE (which is good for Python). In your opinion, which...

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Should I migrate from Azure Website to Azure Cloud Service?

    I'm working on a project and I'm planning to start a web application as an Azure website and then move it over to an Azure Cloud Service. I made that decision because I've heard that Azure websites are more simple and fast to develop with almost no Azure-specific configurations or code. But I'm...

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Can Microsoft Azure handle Session State?

    Would anybody know on state is managed in Microsoft Azure when a person has to choose multiple instances? Would InProc be the best bet? We thought it might not be the best idea since we would have to have another state server instance / use the datastore to store the users state across servers. But...

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Is it possible to deploy a MPI application in Windows Azure?

    We have an application that's written in C (Linux) that we're trying to run in Windows Azure but we have a few questions: First off, is it actually possible? Do we need to convert it to Microsoft MPI? Is there a specific Azure service we need to get? Do we have to write a managed wrapper for it to...

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Anyone know if Azure ACL is available for cloud services?

    For my cloud service, I know of two different ways to apply an IP address restriction. Add a startup task on the web role to use NETSH command to modify the Windows firewall Configure the firewall through the cloud service configuration And I know that Azure has ACL support for a VM endpoint. Does...

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • How can I download a VM image from Azure to local machine?

    For the past week, I've been trying to download a VM image to one of my local machines. I need to do this so I can upload it to another credential in Windows Azure. But I keep getting this error message: ResourceNotFound The specified resource does not exist....

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:
  • Should we use Amazon EC2 or Windows Azure for an ASP.NET MVC application?

    If we're trying to build an ASP.NET MVC application (that's going to use SQL databases), should we use Windows Azure or Amazon EC2? We're assuming since we're going to use SQL, then Windows Azure will be the better fit but we wanted to check first. Thanks for the input!

    ITKE350,300 pointsBadges:

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