Windows Azure Memory-Intensive Instance Options
September 23, 2013 Leave a comment
There’s a FABULOUS, eye-catching headline, to be sure .. I’ll work on it.
It is exciting news though. Just as soon as Windows Azure announced support for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS, for short), IT folks came out of the woodwork seeking customized sizing options that were outside the original five instance sizes offered by the service.
Now, while the A5 and A7 IaaS instances have been out for a while, the recent update includes the addition of a A6 IaaS instance, plus Cloud Service versions of the same capacities. This allows developers to deploy their memory-intensive applications in the Platform as a Service paradigm and save the IT department from having to manage from the operating system ‘up’ as with IaaS.
Large memory instances are also available for both the Linux and Windows operating systems.
Pricing? Always. The Cloud Service and IaaS pages are updated with the full set of instance sizes:
Larger memory instances give developers and IT professionals the means to move more of their applications and IT assets into the cloud than ever before, no longer impacted by high memory usage forcing refactoring or workarounds. All in all, another step in the great journey to the cloud!
I’ll see you there.