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Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Hear ye the word
We went to a Microsoft seminar on Cloud Computing yesterday, where we were told about Windows Azure, the cloud based operating system (well, kind of...). It was here that I learned a new word, after they introduced the notion of "affinity groups";
An affinity group is a way of explicitly grouping Windows Azure hosted services and storage accounts in the same geo region.
Here comes the new word; if a server is not allocated to an affinity group, it is "unaffinitized". No, I am not kidding.