Cloud Computing

W3 If Not laaS, When Should I Use Azure VM Role?


9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Eric Boyd

Eric D. Boyd

Founder and CEO


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.

You will learn:

  • Traditional challenges aided through cloud computing
  • How to explain the value of cloud computing to the business
  • How to identify great opportunities to leverage the value of cloud computing