Category - Debunking Azure Myths

Debunking Azure Myths: Azure Doesn’t Scale up to large VMs

A lot of myths and misinformation is out there about what you can do with Microsoft Azure and what using Azure is like. I figured it was time to debunk some of these myths by talking to the engineering team to see what they have to say.

MYTH: Azure Doesn’t Scale up to large VMs

People believe that the compute power in Azure is not anywhere near cutting edge and built for performance that demanding workloads require. I know this just isn’t true, so I tracked down Kenaz Kwa, PM in the Azure IaaS Team to talk to him about all the options of compute families and what regions they are available in.

Check out the Azure VM Sizing and pricing page for details on VM sizes and region availability.

This is the Fourth video in a series of post about Debunking Azure Myths. Stay tuned for the next episode.

Debunking Azure Myths: Azure doesn’t scale out to large and complex workloads

A lot of myths and misinformation is out there about what you can do with Microsoft Azure and what using Azure is like. I figured it was time to debunk some of these myths by talking to the engineering team to see what they have to say.

MYTH: Azure doesn’t scale out to large and complex workloads

People think that deploying large and complex workloads is a slow and cumbersome task on Azure.  You have to learn powerhsell and write complex scripts to accomplish serial tasks in order to get your app up and running on Azure. With the recent update to Azure Resource Manager now supporting declarative json files which include information on compute, storage and networking – this is definitely not the case.  I tracked down Mahesh Thiagarajan, Senior PM on the Azure IaaS Team to talk to me about the new template model and how it applies to complex workload deployment.

Check out this post by Corey Sanders about the public preview of template-based deployments of Compute, Storage and Networking.
This is the Third video in a series of posts about Debunking Azure Myths. Stay tuned for the next episode.

Debunking Azure Myths: Linux and Microsoft Azure don’t work well together

A lot of myths and misinformation is out there about what you can do with Microsoft Azure and what using Azure is like. I figured it was time to debunk some of these myths by talking to the engineering team to see what they have to say.

MYTH: Linux and Microsoft Azure don’t work well together

People say Microsoft and Linux / OSS workloads don’t work well together – kinda like oil and water. With just over 20% of compute workloads running in Azure IaaS being Linux workloads, I knew this was not the case. I tracked down Tom Hauberger, Senior PM on the Azure IaaS team to see what he had to say.

Check out the Linux documentation page on Azure.com for all sorts of resources on how to run Linux and OSS workloads on Azure.

Debunking Azure Myths: Lack of a Robust Partner Ecosystem

A lot of myths and misinformation out there about what you can do with Microsoft Azure and what using Azure is like. I figured it was time to debunk some of these myths by talking to the engineering team to see what they have to say.

MYTH: Azure Lacks a Robust Partner Ecosystem

People say there is not a lot of partner interest in working with Azure and that our Marketplace does not have a lot of offerings.  I tacked down Bryan Surace, Principle PM on the Azure IaaS Team who works with the partners to get them on boarded.

Check out the Azure Marketplace on Azure.com to view over 3k products you can use in and with Microsoft Azure.  If you are a partner and would like to have your product included in Marketplace, check out the resource page for more information on how to partner with us.

This is the first in a series of post about Debunking Azure Myths. Stay tuned for the next episode.


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