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  1. The Windows Azure Platform For ISVs

  2. Why an ISV should pursue a Cloud Strategy? • To reach new market segments and geographies • To achieve competitive differentiation relative to the company’s larger competitors • To allow the business to scale rapidly without incurring the overhead costs associated with traditional hosted solutions. • To make it easy for prospects to try out its solution • To make it easier to sell the application by dramatically reducing the upfront costs for the customer © e-Zest Solutions Ltd.

  3. What is Windows Azure platform? • It includes a cloud services operating system and a set of developer services • It provide the functionality to build applications that span from consumer Web to enterprise scenarios • The key components of the Windows Azure platform are • Windows Azure and • SQL Azure © e-Zest Solutions Ltd.

  4. Windows Azure Stack © e-Zest Solutions Ltd.

  5. Windows Azure Developer Services • Windows Azure Developer Services provide the functionality to build applications that span from consumer Web to enterprise scenarios • To reap maximum advantage of Cloud developer services are essential • It consists of following developer services • Compute: Web and Worker roles to host applications around the world • Database: Highly available and scalable relational cloud database service • Virtual machines: Deploy custom Windows Server 2008 R2 images to Windows Azure (continued…) © e-Zest Solutions Ltd.

  6. Windows Azure Developer Services (in continuation…) • Storage: Persistent and durable storage in the cloud via four core services • Content delivery network: Deliver high-bandwidth content through 24 global physical nodes • Caching: Distributed, in-memory application cache service • Virtual network: Networking functionality to connect on-premises and cloud applications • Service bus: Secure messaging capabilities for distributed and hybrid applications • Access control: Standards-based service for identity and access control • Business intelligence: Develop and deploy operational reports to the cloud using familiar tools • Marketplace: Buy and sell finished applications, data sets, components, and more © e-Zest Solutions Ltd.

  7. Cloud Platform Comparison © e-Zest Solutions Ltd.

  8. Cloud Platform Comparison (contd.) © e-Zest Solutions Ltd.

  9. Cloud Platform Comparison (contd.) © e-Zest Solutions Ltd.

  10. How ISVs can benefit through Azure? • Build cloud solutions quickly by reusing existing code • Transfer existing coding skills to the Windows Azure environment • Leverage the Windows Azure flexible resource consumption model • Use the Microsoft service-level agreement (SLA) to guarantee application availability and performance • Reach completely new customer base © e-Zest Solutions Ltd.

  11. e-Zest’s Windows Azure Services • Windows Azure Platform Value Assessment Services • From Business Perspective • From Technology and Design Perspective • ROI Analysis • Windows Azure Design Services • Business Process Modeling • Architecture Modeling • Service Delivery Modeling • Multi-Tenancy, Configurability • User Profiling • Windows Azure Security Implementation Services • Security Compliance • Identity Management • Windows Azure Performance and Scalability Services • High Availability • Decoupled Service Interfaces • Horizontal & Vertical Scaling • Load Balancing & Virtualization • Windows Azure Platform Optimization Services • Use of APIs/Service Interfaces © e-Zest Solutions Ltd.