Date Added: Jan 2012
Cloud computing is the set of technologies and infrastructure capabilities being offered in a utility based consumption model. Windows Azure is Microsoft's Cloud Computing offering to help its customers realize the benefits of cloud computing. This paper is an introduction on Windows Azure and provides insights into different aspects of Azure based development especially for those who are interested in adopting Windows Azure within their Enterprise IT landscape. Windows Azure platform AppFabric provides common building blocks required by .NET applications when extending their functionality to the cloud, and specifically, the Windows Azure platform.