Cloud Computing with the Windows Azure Platform
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: September 2009
Pages: 416

Leverage the capabilities of Azure

Cloud-based applications make it easier to share data, and theAzure Platform moves processing and storage from individualcorporate servers and websites to large Microsoft data centers.With this book, Roger Jennings offers you an overview of cloudcomputing and shares his approach for hands-on programming ofWindows Azure Storage Services (tables, blobs, and queues) and web,worker, and .NET Services applications. You'll learn how to programwith Azure components, while online chapters cover new SQL AzureDatabase and Workflow features.

  • Addresses various issues you may encounter when moving fromon-premise to cloud-based applications (such as security, privacy,regulatory compliance, and backup and recovery)

  • Shows how to adapt ASP.NET authentication and role management toAzure web roles

  • Reveals the benefits of offloading computing services to one ormore WorkerRoles when moving to Windows Azure

  • Teaches you how to choose the optimum combination ofPartitionKey and RowKey values for sharding Azure tables

  • Discusses ways to improve the scalability and performance ofAzure tables

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