Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Storage Client Library 2.0 – Migrating Blob Storage Code

A few days ago I wrote blog posts about migrating code from storage client library 1.7 to 2.0 to manage Windows Azure Table and Queue Storage. You can read those posts here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/11/17/storage-client-library-2-0-migrating-table-storage-code/ and … [Read more...]

Simple Calculator for Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon S3 Pricing

UPDATE - 06-DECEMBER-2012 I originally wrote this post in September 2012. Recently at their re:Invent event, Amazon announced reduction in their storage prices by 24-28% (http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/11/amazon-s3-price-reduction-december-1-2012.html). Yesterday Microsoft announced similar price … [Read more...]

How to move Windows Azure Virtual Machines from one Subscription to another

Quite recently I was helping somebody out on MSDN forums with a question about Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS). One thing that came up on that thread is how would one move their VMs from one subscription to another. There could be many reasons as to why one would want to do this. One possible … [Read more...]

How to Copy a Bucket from Amazon S3 to Windows Azure Blob Storage using “Copy Blob”

Yesterday, I wrote a blog post about how you can copy an object (file) from Amazon S3 to Windows Azure Blob Storage using improved “Copy Blob” functionality. You can read that post here: … [Read more...]

How To Copy an Object from Amazon S3 to Windows Azure Blob Storage using “Copy Blob”

Yesterday I wrote a blog post summarizing updates done to Windows Azure Storage. You can read that blog post here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/06/13/updates-to-windows-azure-storagesummary-of-new-features/. One of the significant improvement done is with “Copy Blob” function. While preparing for … [Read more...]

Updates To Windows Azure Storage–Summary Of New Features

Last week we saw a lot of new features introduced in Windows Azure Platform. We also saw that all of these new features can be accessed either via new and improved Windows Azure Portal or using Service Management REST API (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/ee460799). In fact, … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Google Cloud Storage

Taking a break from my personal and emotionally charged Cerebrata Story (http://gauravmantri.com/tag/cerebrata/) , I thought it would be nice to write a comparison between Google App Engine storage offerings and Windows Azure Storage offerings as some of the readers asked for it. So here I’m, … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)–Summary

I wrote two detailed blog posts comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). You can read those blog posts here: http://gauravmantri.com/2012/05/09/comparing-windows-azure-blob-storage-and-amazon-simple-storage-service-s3part-i/ and … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)–Part II

In part I of this blog post, we started comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). We covered basic concepts and compared pricing and features of Blob Container and Buckets. You can read that blog post here: … [Read more...]

Comparing Windows Azure Blob Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)–Part I

In this blog post, we’re going to compare Windows Azure Blob Storage Service and Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) from core functionality point of view. In this blog post we’re going to focus on core concepts, pricing and feature comparison between blob containers and buckets (defined below). In … [Read more...]