Performance tests for Windows Server 2012 in Azure vs. a Hyper-V based Private cloud (#Azure, #SYSCTR, #SCOM)

One of my initial interests when I started blogging was using performance testing to determine optimal configurations (one of my first posts discussed performance of SCSI versus IDE disk configurations in Virtual Server 2005). I thought recently that it would be interesting to see how a Windows Server 2012 virtual performs in Windows Azure versus…