Eric D. Boyd 4.33
The Windows Azure Platform is a great cloud platform for scalable, on-demand computing power. However, there are scenarios that are not supported by Azure's web and worker role abstractions. In this session, we will explore the traditional Azure web and worker compute roles and walkthrough the common challenges encountered using these. We will explore the architecture and internals of Windows Azure, and then explore the new VM Role and the scenarios that are enabled having access to OS. Finally, we will explore the tradeoffs to consider when using the Azure VM Role.