One of the leading companies to provide in-depth analysis of emerging technologies and their impact on either individual or corporate environments, namely Gigaom Research, formed of over 200 independent analysts, has recently provided, after a thorough analysis of various PaaS cloud providers, a chart of score results against several disruptive vectors.

The way this works is by averaging scores given by their experts for key cloud provider capabilities, such as multi-cloud deployments, DevOps, mobile app development and more.

Guess what the result was! Microsoft Azure fronted the ‘wolf pack’, ‘edging out competitors including Amazon and Google’, as they stated in a recent announcement.

Avaelgo

Here’s your chance to learn more about Web Development with Microsoft Azure, during an intensive 2-day course held in Cluj-Napoca. The course is organized by Avaelgo and is currently set to take place at the end of March. Even though still in a draft form, the agenda is vast and covers most IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services available in Azure and hence I totally recomment it.

Learn more about the Avaelgo and the Web Development with Microsoft Azure course here.

Register today!

Alex

If you’ve ever received support from the Microsoft Azure Support team on Hosted Services/Cloud Services, you might want to know that the great team that supported you (which, by the way, in order to offer 24/7 support is deployed around the world!) has used a tool which allows them (and since last year, you too) to debug slow performance, hangs, manipulate HTTP traffic, analyze network performance, transfer files, recall a debugged machine from the load balancer, check the defined inputs on your service’s roles and so on.

Please be advised that this is actually an in-house tool developed by Microsoft and is arguably, the most handy tool to have whenever something works unexpected in your cloud environment.

The link to it is here, and this blogpost explains all the features in a little more detail.

Hope you’ll find it useful at some point.