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Windows Azure Platform

Authors: Redkar, Tejaswi, Guidici, Tony

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  • Learn to architect and build cloud services using the Windows Azure platform. Best practices and techniques for using Windows Azure, SQL Azure and Windows Azure AppFabric are supported by a thorough overview of architectural concepts.

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About this book

The Windows Azure Platform has rapidly established itself as one of the most sophisticated cloud computing platforms available. With Microsoft working to continually update their product and keep it at the cutting edge, the future looks bright—if you have the skills to harness it. In particular, new features such as remote desktop access, dynamic content caching and secure content delivery using SSL make the latest version of Azure a more powerful solution than ever before.

It’s widely agreed that cloud computing has produced a paradigm shift in traditional architectural concepts by providing new ways to both store and process data. The basic concepts of the cloud are now well understood throughout the industry.

What is much less well understood, and the primary focus of this book, is how the the Windows Azure technology can be applied in real-world scenarios and made to work for you. This book answers those questions, demonstrating how all the features of Windows Azure—both old and new—can be put to work.

By the time you’re done reading, you will be comfortable building high-quality end-to-end Windows Azure services of your own. The book, like the Azure platform itself, is divided into three key parts—Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and Windows Azure AppFabric. Each of these plays a unique role in the functioning of your cloud service. It is the goal of this book to show you how to use these components, both separately and together, to build flawless cloud applications as well as hybrid architectures that fit in alongside your business' existing systems.

Pro Windows Azure Platform, Second Edition is a down-to-earth, code-centric book that shows precisely how the all the components of Windows Azure are employed, and demonstrates the techniques and best practices you'll need to put them to work.

About the authors

Tejaswi Redkar is a senior consultant at Microsoft Consulting Services. He has a master's degree from San Jose State University in California and is an experienced architect of service-oriented systems for financial services, telemetry, and e-commerce.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Windows Azure Platform Overview

    Redkar, Tejaswi (et al.)

    Pages 1-47

  • Windows Azure Compute

    Redkar, Tejaswi (et al.)

    Pages 49-130

  • Windows Azure Storage Part I — Blobs and Drives

    Redkar, Tejaswi (et al.)

    Pages 131-205

  • Windows Azure Storage Part II — Queues

    Redkar, Tejaswi (et al.)

    Pages 207-245

  • Windows Azure Storage Part III — Tables

    Redkar, Tejaswi (et al.)

    Pages 247-306

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3564-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3563-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Windows Azure Platform
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Tejaswi Redkar and Tony Guidici
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3564-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3564-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3563-7
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 602
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