First Advisor

Lupo, James A.

Second Advisor

Barnes, Stephen D.

Third Advisor

Hart, Douglas I.


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Systems Engineering


School of Computer & Information Science

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

49 pages


Microsoft Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud based platform for hosting .NET applications. Azure provides a simple, cost effective method for outsourcing application hosting. Windows Azure has caught the eye of researchers in e-science who require parallel computing infrastructures to process mountains of data. Windows Azure offers the same benefits to e-science as it does to other industries. This paper examines the technology behind Azure and analyzes two case studies of e-science projects built on the Windows Azure platform.

Date of Award

Fall 2010

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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