Stem Intiative

Testing Windows Azure Cloud Computer Service Efficiency

Student(s):  Michael Austin, Elizabeth City State University
Jean Bevins, Elizabeth City State University


The primary focus of this research project was to test cloud computer services using Windowa Azure. Windows Azure is a Microsoft cloud platform used to host, shape and balance web applications through Microsoft datacenters. Clouds are machines that are accessed via internet to either store or compute files. Cloudberry Explorer manages the files in the Microsoft Azure Blob Storage. The clouds efficiency and effectiveness was tested by sending and receiving data at peak and off peak times. The type of files tested considered of txt, jpg, music, video, and software. The upload and download of the files were recorded along with the speed and size.