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Windows Azure Cloud Appliance Presented by Microsoft

The appliance can be used to roll-out new cloud services in data centers

During its yearly Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011, Microsoft introduced Windows Azure Cloud Appliance to its partners. The appliance can be used by Microsoft partners to roll-out new cloud services in data centers. The available server capacity will be maximally utilized for the usage of business applications.

The new Microsoft service combines Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Azure and hardware fitted for Microsoft infrastructures. The service is primarily available for developers, end-users, service providers and resellers, who run applications in a private and/or semi-private cloud in their own data center. Users can manage the Microsoft hosted services via a portal located in the Microsoft System Center.

Microsoft partners like Dell will use the service to develop and provide cloud services as part of their own service offerings.

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Arjan de Jong is Sales & Marketing Manager of Basefarm and has been working in the Internet industry since 1997.

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