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Moving Applications to the Cloud on the Microsoft Azure™ Platform by Matias Woloski, Masashi Narumoto, Ryan Dunn, Scott Densmore, Dominic Betts, Eugenio Pace

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Chapter 2. The Adatum Scenario

This chapter introduces a fictitious company named Adatum. The chapter describes Adatum’s current infrastructure, its software portfolio, and why Adatum wants to move some of its applications to the Windows® Azure™ platform. As with any company considering this process, there are many issues to take into account and challenges to be met, particularly because Adatum has not used the cloud before. The chapters that follow this one show, step-by-step, how Adatum modifies its expense tracking and reimbursement system, aExpense, so that it can be deployed to Windows Azure.

The Adatum Company

Adatum is a manufacturing company of 5,000 employees that mostly uses Microsoft® technologies and tools. It also has some legacy systems ...

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