Motifworks Weekly Windows Azure Update

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Welcome to Motifworks’ weekly Windows Azure Update – we’ll post key Azure news, updates and information every Friday, giving you a convenient way to stay on top of Azure cloud developments. And feel free to let us know any news tips we can consider for inclusion here each week.

Week of September 16-20, 2013

Windows Azure Supports Juju for Ubuntu Users
Companies and organizations deploying Linux-based Ubuntu Server now can use Juju to connect services using Windows Azure, according to Redmond magazine.

Microsoft to partner with AT&T on VPN access to Windows Azure
AT&T enterprise customers will be able to link their MPLS VPNs to Windows Azure cloud starting in 2014, according to InfoWorld.

Windows Azure outperforms Amazon’s EC2 on average by 3X
Cloud Spectator’s independent five-day test and analysis of the leading IaaS platforms showed Windows Azure as the “highest performing provider,” outpacing Amazon EC2, Rackspace, HP Cloud and SoftLayer CloudLayer Computing.

Windows Azure continues its openness to new developent languages, tools
Microsoft technical fellow, Mark Russinovich, describes Microsoft’s efforts to continue undoing previous limits on PaaS development languages and tools for Windows Azure cloud, according to InformationWeek Cloud.





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