Microsoft has released a new free tool Windows Azure Throughput Analyzer and it’s now available for customers looking to test the throughput of their Windows Azure accounts as part of the process of embracing the company’s Cloud platform.
The Azure Throughput Analyzer, is a solution developed by Microsoft Research eXtreme Computing Group cloud-research engagement team.
The Microsoft Research eXtreme Computing Group cloud-research engagement team supports researchers in the field who use Windows Azure to conduct their research.
The desktop utility measures the upload and download throughput achievable from an on-premise client machine to Azure cloud storage (blobs, tables and queue).
According to Microsoft;
the tool is accompanied by a user guide which is set up to deliver insight on just what Azure Throughput Analyzer makes possible for researchers. The tool will deliver conclusions of its analysis covering a range of aspects.
You simply install this tool on your on-premise machine, select a data center for the evaluation, and enter the account details of any storage service created within it.
The utility will perform a series of data-upload and -download tests using sample data and collect measurements of throughput, which are displayed at the end of the test, along with other statistics
Download: Windows Azure Throughput Analyzer