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Instant Debian – Build a Web Server by José Miguel Parrella

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Consuming Windows Azure Cloud Services (Medium)

There are some situations where consuming external services might make technical and financial sense. And it is not a new idea. Originally people started to outsource their spam services, then entire mail servers, then storage, virtual machines, and now databases, queues, and buses, and even full platforms are being consumed from the public cloud.

Getting started

The author has consumed Azure from Debian since late 2009 through the PHP SDK POC (http://bureado.com/2010/03/30/una-breve-poc-del-sdk-de-windows-azure-para-p/). The service has come a long way since then and now offers lots of other services, including VMs and a community service called VM Depot. There are several scenarios the author is ...

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