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Skype Infrastructure to Windows Azure Cloud

Microsoft continues to migrate services to the Windows Azure platform. Next to "migrants" in queue, a VoIP-service Skype and SkyDrive file hosting. And, if to believe the corporate vice president Scott Guthrie , the movement of Skype is already a fait accomplish.
Skype Infrastructure to Windows Azure Cloud

Skype Infrastructure to Windows Azure Cloud

Scott Guthrie said that Microsoft is trying hard to make Amazon competition. To this end, the construction of new data centers, the number of servers in which more than one million pieces. Enhanced capacity and add functionality occurs every month. For example, only a few days ago announced the opening of a new Azure data center in São Paulo (Brazil). Ballmer said in the summer that they were able to beat Amazon in the number of servers, but in the cloud computing market is still no equal Amazon Web Services. However, the Redmond company does not give up.

Scott Guthrie

"We have more regions than at Amazon, we have offices in countries like China, which they do not - said Scott Guthrie. We have a globally replicated vault, if your data is stored in Northern Europe, you can configure automatic backup to the data center in Western Europe. Although the latter is a paid option instead of the default setting. Reserved Instances of this type, called "read-only secondaries" were just that.

Skype Infrastructure to Windows Azure Cloud

Microsoft itself is the main user's own cloud service. Transfer Skype infrastructure confirms it. As you know, part of supernodov located on the Microsoft servers in 2012. In September this year, Microsoft announced that every day, 50 billion minutes of Skype-to-Skype calls to pass through the Azure.

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Representatives of the company refrained from clarifying which specific part of the Skype infrastructure transferred to the cloud and the environment in which work supernody, ie a software platform. Previously, information was circulated that they were installed on the servers with the Grsecurity, secure Linux distribution.
Skype-to-Skype Calls to Pass Through the Azure Cloud

Skype-to-Skype Calls to Pass Through the Azure Cloud

So far, the main problem is the Azure cloud stability. Throughout 2013, there were two major shutdown cloud service, including one during the launch Xbox One. Skydrive hosting and mail services Outlook.com also went offline during this year.

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