Cloud Computing with the Windows Azure Platform

  • 4h 53m
  • Roger Jennings
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2009

Leverage the power of the Azure Services Platform for cloud computing

With the Azure Services Platform, processing and storing data moves from individual corporate servers and Web sites to larger, more reliable, and more secure data centers. Roger Jennings, author of more than 30 books on Microsoft technologies, shows you how to leverage the power of Azure and its related services for cloud computing.

The book begins with a look at the differences between cloud computing and application hosting and examines the various issues that .NET developers and IT managers face in moving from on-premise to cloud-based applications, including security, privacy, regulatory compliance, backup and recovery, asset cataloging, and other common technical issues. The author then drills down, showing basic programming for individual Azure components, including storage, SQL Data Services, and .NET Services. He then moves on to cover more advanced programming challenges.

  • Explains the benefits of using the Azure Services Platform for cloud computing
  • Shows how to program with Windows Azure components, including Azure Table and Blob storage, .NET Services and SQL Azure
  • Addresses advanced programming challenges of creating useful projects that combine cloud storage with Web applications or services

Roger Jennings clears away the clouds and gets you started using the Azure Services Platform.

About the Author

Roger Jennings is the principal consultant of OakLeaf Systems and the author of more than 30 books, including Professional ADO.NET 3.5 with LINQ and the Entity Framework and a contributing editor to Visual Studio Magazine.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Surveying the Role of Cloud Computing
  • Understanding Windows Azure Platform Architecture
  • Analyzing the Windows Azure Operating System
  • Scaling Azure Table and Blob Storage
  • Minimizing Risk When Moving to Azure Cloud Services
  • Authenticating and Authorizing Service Users
  • Optimizing the Scalability and Performance of Azure Tables
  • Messaging with Azure Queues
  • Authenticating Users with .NET Access Control Services
  • Interconnecting Services with the .NET Service Bus
  • Exploring .NET Service Bus Queues and Routers
  • Errata


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