Friday, April 17, 2015

Azure Premium Storage: SSD @ Cloud, for Big Data

ScottGu's Blog - Announcing General Availability of Azure Premium Storage

Azure Premium Storage, now generally available | Microsoft Azure Blog by MARK RUSSINOVICH
Standard DS14
"Azure Premium Storage comes with specially designed Virtual Machines—the DS series—to further enhance the disk performance. These VMs leverage new caching technology to provide extremely low latency read operations. You can attach multiple persistent disks, which delivers up to 32TB of storage and more than 64,000 IOPS with less than one millisecond latency for read operations for your time critical applications."

3D printing tool OctoPrint

Scott says that this is THE tool to use when doing 3D printing.

podcast interview: Building a better 3D printer (with software!) with OctoPrint’s Gina Häußge on the Hanselminutes Technology Podcast: Fresh Air for Developers
"Scott talks to Gina Häußge, creator of OctoPrint. In very short order OctoPrint has gone from a small side project to Gina's full time open source job! OctoPrint gives your 3D Printer a camera, a print queue, visualizers, temperature control and much more! Gina shares her journey in this Maker episode."

The 3-D Printing Revolution - HBR
"Industrial 3-D printing is at a tipping point, about to go mainstream in a big way. Most executives and many engineers don’t realize it, but this technology has moved well beyond prototyping, rapid tooling, trinkets, and toys. “Additive manufacturing” is creating durable and safe products for sale to real customers in moderate to large quantities."