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					The Windows Azure Platform
                     For ISVs
Why an ISV should pursue a Cloud Strategy?
• To reach new market segments and geographies
• To achieve competitive differentiation relative to the
  company’s larger competitors
• To allow the business to scale rapidly without incurring the
  overhead costs associated with traditional hosted solutions.
• To make it easy for prospects to try out its solution
• To make it easier to sell the application by dramatically
  reducing the upfront costs for the customer




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What is Windows Azure platform?
• It includes a cloud services operating system and a set of
  developer services
• It provide the functionality to build applications that span
  from consumer Web to enterprise scenarios
• The key components of the Windows Azure platform are
   – Windows Azure and
   – SQL Azure




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Windows Azure Stack




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Windows Azure Developer Services
• Windows Azure Developer Services provide the functionality
  to build applications that span from consumer Web to
  enterprise scenarios
• To reap maximum advantage of Cloud developer services are
  essential
• It consists of following developer services
   – Compute: Web and Worker roles to host applications around the
     world
   – Database: Highly available and scalable relational cloud database
     service
   – Virtual machines: Deploy custom Windows Server 2008 R2 images to
     Windows Azure
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Windows Azure Developer Services
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   – Storage: Persistent and durable storage in the cloud via four core
     services
   – Content delivery network: Deliver high-bandwidth content through 24
     global physical nodes
   – Caching: Distributed, in-memory application cache service
   – Virtual network: Networking functionality to connect on-premises and
     cloud applications
   – Service bus: Secure messaging capabilities for distributed and hybrid
     applications
   – Access control: Standards-based service for identity and access control
   – Business intelligence: Develop and deploy operational reports to the
     cloud using familiar tools
   – Marketplace: Buy and sell finished applications, data sets,
     components, and more


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Cloud Platform Comparison




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Cloud Platform Comparison (contd.)




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Cloud Platform Comparison (contd.)




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How ISVs can benefit through Azure?
• Build cloud solutions quickly by reusing existing code
• Transfer existing coding skills to the Windows Azure
  environment
• Leverage the Windows Azure flexible resource consumption
  model
• Use the Microsoft service-level agreement (SLA) to guarantee
  application availability and performance
• Reach completely new customer base




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e-Zest’s Windows Azure Services
•   Windows Azure Platform Value Assessment Services
     –   From Business Perspective
     –   From Technology and Design Perspective
     –   ROI Analysis
•   Windows Azure Design Services
     –   Business Process Modeling
     –   Architecture Modeling
     –   Service Delivery Modeling
     –   Multi-Tenancy, Configurability
     –   User Profiling
•   Windows Azure Security Implementation Services
     –   Security Compliance
     –   Identity Management
•   Windows Azure Performance and Scalability Services
     –   High Availability
     –   Decoupled Service Interfaces
     –   Horizontal & Vertical Scaling
     –   Load Balancing & Virtualization
•   Windows Azure Platform Optimization Services
     –   Use of APIs/Service Interfaces




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