Cloud Architecture with Windows Azure

A session at CodeMash 2013

Felix Baumgartner jumped from over 128,000 feet to break a world record for sky diving. An image was posted to a Facebook account after his landing and in 40 minutes it had logged over 216,000 likes, 10,000 comments, and 29,000 shares.

The Pottermore website, digital home to one of the world’s greatest known Wizards, saw a billion (with a “B”) page views just two weeks after it launched and was signing up new users at a rate of 25,000 per day.

Whether you need this level of instant scalability, or you are simply wanting to be ready for it when your own idea takes off the cloud allows you to create solutions that can scale easily and have high availability, however, these do not come automatically. You need to know how best to leverage a cloud platform to achieve these capabilities successfully. This workshop focuses on architecture patterns by looking at how the Windows Azure platform and services actually work, then using that knowledge to design solid solutions. We will start the workshop with an overview of many of the services and features of the Windows Azure Platform to understand what we have to work with, then we will touch on topics such as distributing your solution globally and handling failures (yes, they WILL happen). Be ready to participate in groups to put your new knowledge to the test!

About the speakers

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Brent Stineman

married, kids, house, dog. Still a big kid. Sogeti .NET and self proclaimed Cloud Computing guy. Microsoft Azure MVP bio from Twitter

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Mike Wood

I talk about code....for a living....yes, seriously. I'm passionate about cloud computing, good Sci Fi and games. Tweets are my own. bio from Twitter

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Date Tue 8th January 2013

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