Thursday, December 08, 2016

cloud: "Low End Box" providers + AWS

Amazon Launches Lightsail Virtual Private Servers

"Amazon has launched Lightsail, a Virtual Private Server (VPS) service to compete with companies like Digital Ocean, Linode and the multitude of Low End Box providers. The service bundles a basic Linux virtual machine with SSD storage and a bandwidth allowance."

"Smaller AWS EC2 instances have competed with VPSs for some time, and particularly those within the free tier for new users, such as the t2.micro. The main issue has been the cost of bandwidth, as a successful project can easily consume terabytes of bandwidth costing hundreds of dollars, and free tier provides only 15GB/month. The entry level $5/month Lightsail instance comes with 1TB of bandwidth, which would cost $89.91 on EC2 (or $88.65 for a free tier user)."

This is just one of many news from


Azure Messaging, Azure Platform Big Picture

links from: Queues, Topics, Messages and Relay - MS Dev Show Podcast

Azure Service Bus Blog
Azure Event Hubs Blog

Azure Event Hubs Archive | Microsoft Docs
Advanced Message Queuing Protocol - Wikipedia

GitHub - paolosalvatori/ServiceBusExplorer
jtaubensee (John Taubensee) · GitHub
John Taubensee | Speakers | Channel 9

John Taubensee (@jtaubensee) | Twitter
Clemens Vasters (@clemensv) | Twitter
Dan Rosanova (@DanRosanova) | Twitter

Operations and Monitoring Software for Azure Service Bus | ServiceBus360

Azure Skills 
Currently a very good deal on certification

Interactive Azure Platform "Big Picture"
with many good links, looks nice, like this:

Compute

Virtual Machines

Virtual Machine Scale Sets

Cloud Services

Batch

RemoteApp

Service Fabric

Azure Container Service