Azure Connect Software - Impact of the local endpoint software RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi ,

    When we install the local endpoint software on a computer , how much performance impact may be incurred on the processor (CPU utilization),and primary memory utilization,

    while there may also be other non-azure programs running in parallel?

    Does the local endpoint software run as an agent or background service?

    What are the performance trade-offs and security concerns,if any?







    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 5:56 AM


  • Hello,

    From what I see in my task manager it has 2 processes occupying a total of ~ 15Megs of RAM and 00 CPU time. The Connect agent is connected to the Windows Azure Server, but I do not currently have active communication over the channel. The Windows Azure Connect agent runs like any other VPN client software. To compare a CISCO VPN client connected to its endpoint, and again no data over the channel occupies approx 10 Megs of RAM with again 2 processes running. I don't see any performance impact, I currently have 143 processes running, uncluded 3 instances of VS 2010, one instance of IIS Express, one of full IIS 7.5, local Azure Compute Emulator and Development Storage, SQL Server and more ...

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 8:03 PM