the idea with cloud computing is to have all of your application and your files on the internet (the cloud).
This way you have some advantages:
-it should be less expensive since you don't pay for maintenance of your own server, you only pay for what you need when you need it (you can choose how much resource you want to pay and you can scale it up easily)
-you can have your application and files everywhere you go, on whatever device you find (since it's all on the internet you don't need to download anything or at least anything big and can get in from any computer)
-you're granted with a really high up time and high security
The are disadvantages:
-You have to be connected to the internet
-you don't have any control over security
Hello, i have been working with C# sockets and servers for quit a while, and now i want to create my server on windows azure but i don't have any knowledge of it so i have the following questions:
1.From where to start?(any good tutorial? with a lot of explanations )
2.Do i need to learn something else, for example "advanced threading" ?
I signed up for the Microsoft Azure 90 Days Introductory Special because my school assignment requires me to use SQL Azure which is only available online(no emulator is available). I got charged for $68 for using 60 million transactions of the Azure Storage in less than 2 weeks. My school assignment is just a fake website for employees to apply for medical leave. Nobody can find this website, using Google or Bing search. And this website only has 3 pages and requires login to do anything. All my classmates did not get charged except me. I want to know if anyone here got a similar experience?
Well, this bad news can be a good thing for me. Because my company is tasking me to evaluate MS Azure: many of our customers are hosting our ASP.NET software themselves, they are asking if we can host it for them so that they can just log in and view the employee attendance. My company sells biometric devices and software. Luckily, I did not yet recommend MS Azure to my company; if the clients found out that they got charged such a big amount for checking employee attendance, I will be asked to leave.
I had a similiar experience. I registered for the trial, set up all the stuff and few days later I was at 90% of the limit in the number of transactions. Thing is, I only did one thing: upload a .txt file to a blob and that's it. Never used the storage from code or from anywhere else for that matter. Luckily because of this I could just delete the whole storage before any charge would apply. Still, something at MS is definetely not working as it should be.