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

Leverage the capabilities of Azure

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

  • Addresses various issues you may encounter when moving from on-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 to Azure web roles

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

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

  • Discusses ways to improve the scalability and performance of Azure tables

Wrox guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think. Written by programmers for programmers, they provide a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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