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We are about to start a new decade, and that suggests a time for reflection. 2019 was a big year for the Big 3 of global public clouds — Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. The entire market has shifted and 2020 might be a tipping point. Join us on a journey into the heart of the global public cloud business and let's take a look into the future together.
You want your production releases to go live on a stable, fully-supported platform. And if you are in active development, you need to know the risks and prepare for updates and changes on pre-release versions and also on versions that may not have Long-Term Support (LTS). In this post, we decode the Microsoft release cycle numbering schema for the .NET Core framework.
When you are using any large public cloud infrastructure – Azure included – there are a few potential issues to keep an eye out for. The biggest is cost. Note that I didn’t say “price,” I said “cost.” Let's take a look at some of the ways businesses and enterprises can control their cloud hosting costs in Microsoft Azure.
We still get asked this question all the time. Once we have helped a customer build their application or website, they want our advice on where they should they put it. It’s a great question, because the “right” answer has changed over time as project requirements and hosting technologies have changed. And even today the answer can be different depending on your individual business needs and the industry that you are in. So, let’s start with a brief overview of the differences between the four broad categories of application and website hosting and then drill down to discover what our go-to recommendation is for most businesses today.
In a previous blog post we mentioned Microsoft Azure’s latest announcements for what they call “Azure Functions.” It’s a part of their approach to the trend toward “serverless computing” — a concept taking the place of “big data” as the hot-button topic in internet development circles these days.