Windows Azure from PaaS to IaaS: What’s in it for Microsoft Dynamics ERP?

Microsoft plans to take Windows Azure from being solely a PaaS (platform-as-a-service) to enable IaaS (infrastructure-as-a service), including Windows and Linux virtual machine instances.

In addition to simplifying the way customers build and manage applications in Azure, users can now provision and manage virtual private networks (VPNs) in Windows Azure as well as securely extend on-premises networks into the cloud, according to Microsoft. It gives IT administrators control over network topology, including configuration of IP addresses, routing tables and security policies.

But what exactly does this news mean for Microsoft Dynamics ERP products that will be running in Azure starting at the end of this year?  Perhaps not much at first.

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About Linda Rosencrance

Linda Rosencrance is a freelance writer/editor in the Boston area. Rosencrance has over 25 years experience as an reporter/investigative reporter, writing for many newspapers in the metropolitan Boston area. Rosencrance has been writing about information technology for the past 16 years.

She has covered a variety of IT subjects, including Microsoft Dynamics, mobile security issues such as data loss prevention, network management, secure mobile app development, privacy, cloud computing, BI, big data, analytics, HR, CRM, ERP, and enterprise IT.

Rosencrance is the author of six true crime books for Kensington Publishing Corp.

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