I am enjoying reading your book the second time around after I got a hard copy version given to me by a friend. Reading hard copy version is so much enjoyable than reading the PDF version.
One thing I love about Azure programming is that operating system and hardware is abstracted away so developers can concentrate primarily on writing applications. However, I read an article recently that hardware will matter tremendously in the cloud in terms of performance in the coming years. For example, various virtualization technologies in place today in the cloud are very inefficient. Some cloud computing operators are moving to “machines running a lean, stripped OS and/or a tiny hypervisor providing the barest minimum isolation from the hardware and no server virtualization layer the way the term is understood today.”
My question is to you, has Microsoft has any plans for Azure to move to more efficient hardware platform and be competitive with other cloud service providers?
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