I work on the Windows Azure compute stack fundamentals. I'm the lead of the performance team, which is changing focus to developer analytics and visualizations. Because I work low in the stack, you don't usually see my team's work directly, although you feel our impact every time you deploy or update your service. Today, I'm pleased you can get a glimpse of what my team does in Mark Russinovich 's TechEd Talk.
The entire talk describes the system my team optimizes. You can specifically see some of the visualization and analytics my team developed at 1h0m when Mark visualizes the update domains walk, and at 1h04m when Mark shows a hosting environment update. My team also helps prototype new features which impact performance like the DeltaVHD feature Mark describes.
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