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Cloud Storage (Azure Blob Storage and S3) + Foglight Diagnostics & Monitoring

Our June 27, 2013 meeting features two talks: a demonstration of the Foglight diagnostic & monitoring solution for Windows Azure, followed by a deep dive into Cloud Storage focusing on Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon S3.


  • 6:00-6:25 - Gather, have some pizza, grab a cold drink, socialize
  • 6:25-6:30 - Call to order, grab a seat
  • 6:30-7:00 - Douglas Crystall will introduce the Foglight dignostic and monitoring solution for Windows Azure
  • 7:00-8:15 - Udaiappa Ramachandran will dig into Cloud Storage on Windows Azure and Amazon S3
  • 8:15-8:30 - Giveaways, announcements
  • 8:30-?:00 - Grab a cold beverage nearby



In the opening talk (6:30-7:00), Douglas Chrystall will be leading a demonstration of Foglight – a quick-to-deploy diagnostic and monitoring solution that helps assure the performance and availability of applications built on the Windows Azure platform.

To learn more about Foglight for Windows Azure Applications, click here.

Cloud Storage

In the featured talk (7:00-8:15), Udaiappa Ramachandran (blog, linkedin) will lean into file storage in the cloud and how it is different. Udai will look at specific offerings from both the Windows Azure (Blob Storage) and Amazon Web Services (S3) platforms.


About Udai:

Udaiappa Ramachandran (Udai) runs the Nashua .NET Cloud User Group (@nhcloud), is a Chief Architect at Ektron, is a cloud expert, Azure Insider, and a repeat speaker for the Boston Azure cloud user group.

About Douglas:

Douglas Chrystall currently heads the Cloud Tool Division at Dell Software. Prior to joining Dell, Douglas was the founder of Imceda Software, the creator of the LiteSpeed backup and recovery solution that’s now part of Dell Software’s product portfolio. He was CEO of CIM a virtualization company, which was sold to Dell in 2009. He holds patents in database management technology and machine learning. Douglas has been a key contributor on advisory boards and sits on the board of several startup companies. Douglas is also a member of Microsoft.


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  • Udai

    July 12, 2013

  • Gregory C.

    If I only get one good idea from a meeting I consider it a success. The demo showing how you can use an app to shift from using S3, Azure or LocalHost clouds more than made my night.

    June 28, 2013

  • Bill W.

    Thanks Udai for the deep-dive on Azure Blob & S3 storage and Douglas for the overview & demo on Foglight monitoring. Both were excellent - and both answered tons of great questions from an engaged audience.

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great presentation

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it myself. Is there a cost associated with the session?

    June 26, 2013

    • George B.

      Parking is directly under the building. You can only enter NERD from the memorial drive side (you can exit from the back) You'll see the driveway on the side of the building leading to the garage. Take your ticket with you so you can pay inside on your way out. See you tonight!

      June 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member


      June 27, 2013

  • Ganeshan V.

    I am looking forward to this session.

    June 26, 2013

  • Robert K.

    + Jenny as usual

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    At //BUILD/... can't make this meeting. Hopefully next time.

    June 21, 2013

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