Programming Windows Azure

Programming the Microsoft Cloud

Author: Sriram Krishnan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449390600

Category: Computers

Page: 370

View: 8251

Learn the nuts and bolts of cloud computing with Windows Azure, Microsoft's new Internet services platform. Written by a key member of the product development team, this book shows you how to build, deploy, host, and manage applications using Windows Azure's programming model and essential storage services. Chapters in Programming Windows Azure are organized to reflect the platform's buffet of services. The book's first half focuses on how to write and host application code on Windows Azure, while the second half explains all of the options you have for storing and accessing data on the platform with high scalability and reliability. Lots of code samples and screenshots are available to help you along the way. Learn how to build applications using the Windows Azure toolset Discover how Windows Azure works under the hood, and learn the how and the why behind several features Choose to write application code in .NET or other languages such as C/C++, PHP, or Ruby Understand the various options for managing your service Get up to speed on Azure's storage services, including blobs, queues, and tables Build a secure backup system, and learn about cloud application security, cryptography, and performance

Windows Azure Platform

Author: Tejaswi Redkar,Tony Guidici

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430235640

Category: Computers

Page: 602

View: 9816

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.

Windows Azure Step by Step

Author: Roberto Brunetti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780735649729

Category: Computers

Page: 315

View: 8929

Provides information on developing cloud-based applications on the Windows Azure Platform.

SOA with .NET and Windows Azure

Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platform

Author: Thomas Erl,David Chou,John deVadoss,Nitin Gandhi,Hanu Kommalapati,Brian Loesgen,Christoph Schittko,Herbjörn Wilhelmsen,Mickey Williams,Scott Golightly,Darryl Hogan,Jeff King,Scott Seely

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0132119668

Category: Computers

Page: 912

View: 9074

The Authoritative Guide to Building Service-Oriented Solutions with Microsoft .NET Technologies and the Windows Azure Cloud Computing Platform In SOA with .NET and Windows Azure, top Microsoft technology experts team up with Thomas Erl to explore service-oriented computing with Microsoft’s latest .NET service technologies and Windows Azure innovations. The authors provide comprehensive documentation of on-premise and cloud-based modern service technology advancements within the Microsoft platform and further show how these technologies have increased the potential for applying and realizing service-orientation practices and goals. Specifically, the book delves into Microsoft enterprise technologies, such as: Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Windows Azure Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) Windows Azure AppFabric BizTalk Server Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) ...as well as industry service mediums, including WS-* and REST, and many related service industry standards and technologies. The book steps through common SOA design patterns and service-orientation principles, along with numerous code-level examples that further detail various technology architectures and implementations. Topic Areas This book covers the following primary topics: Microsoft Service Technologies Microsoft Enterprise Technologies On-Premise & Cloud-Based Service Topics Industry Service Technologies & Mediums Service-Oriented Technology Architectural Models Service-Orientation Design Paradigm Service-Orientation Design Principles SOA Design Patterns About the Web Sites This book series is further supported by a series of resources sites, including: www.soabooks.com www.soaspecs.com www.soamag.com www.serviceorientation.com www.soapatterns.org www.soaprinciples.com www.whatissoa.com

Zen of Cloud

Learning Cloud Computing by Examples on Microsoft Azure

Author: Haishi Bai

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482215810

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 507

View: 8680

Zen of Cloud: Learning Cloud Computing by Examples on Microsoft Azure provides comprehensive coverage of the essential theories behind cloud computing and the Windows Azure cloud platform. Sharing the author’s insights gained while working at Microsoft’s headquarters, it presents nearly 70 end-to-end examples with step-by-step guidance on implementing typical cloud-based scenarios. The book is organized into four sections: cloud service fundamentals, cloud solutions, devices and cloud, and system integration and project management. Each chapter contains detailed exercises that provide readers with the opportunity to develop valuable hands-on skills in cloud service development. Explains how to prepare for Microsoft Azure development and how to use Microsoft Azure Management Portal Provides best practices for designing cloud-based applications Includes online access to updated examples and answers to the exercises Beginners can use this book as a guide in their journey through cloud computing. Experienced cloud developers will benefit from the specific examples and detailed guidance on implementing typical cloud-based scenarios. The examples cover a range of application types and technologies with varying levels of difficulties. Supplying comprehensive coverage of the Windows Azure cloud platform, the book provides a practical understanding and powerful tips that readers can immediately apply to their own work—making it ideal for cloud system developers, architects, and IT professionals. Organized into easily digestible sessions, it is also ideal for use in instructional settings.

Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform

Author: Dominic Betts,Eugenio Pace,Scott Densmore,Ryan Dunn

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 9780735656062

Category: Computers

Page: 148

View: 9375

This book is the second volume in a planned series about Windows Azure technology platform. Volume 1, Moving Applications to the Cloud on the Windows Azure Platform, provides an introduction to Windows Azure, discusses the cost model and application life cycle management for cloud-based applications, and describes how to migrate an existing ASP.NET application to the cloud. This book demonstrates how you can create from scratch a multi-tenant, Software as a Service (SaaS) application to run in the cloud by using the latest versions of the Windows Azure tools and the latest features of the Windows Azure platform. The book is intended for any architect, developer, or information technology (IT) professional who designs, builds, or operates applications and services that run on or interact with the cloud. Although applications do not need to be based on the Microsoft Windows® operating system to work in Windows Azure, this book is written for people who work with Windows-based systems. You should be familiar with the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual Studio® development system, ASP.NET MVC, and Microsoft Visual C#® development tool.

Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure

SQL Server in the Cloud

Author: Scott Klein,Herve Roggero

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430243961

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 9466

Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition shows how to create enterprise-level database deployments without the usual investment in datacenter and other infrastructure. Take advantage instead of Microsoft’s worldwide backbone for cloud computing that delivers all the power of SQL Server in the form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure. You can create and deploy a database in mere minutes that is accessible worldwide and takes advantage of SQL Database's high-availability features to protect your data while ensuring 99.9% uptime. SQL Azure is ideally suited for startups, who can benefit from instant access to a robust and secure web-accessible database platform for use in rapidly deploying new products to market. SQL Azure is also ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, giving them the same ability to deploy SQL Server as any large enterprise, but without the management overhead. Even large enterprises find SQL Azure useful in creating failover environments, development environments, extra capacity to handle surges in demand, and more. Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure covers the very latest in Microsoft’s fast-moving, cloud platform, showing how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios. You’ll learn to program SQL Azure from ASP.NET, from WinForms, and from SQL Reporting Services. You’ll learn to manage the platform by planning for scalability, troubleshooting performance issues, and implementing strong security. You’ll learn the unique aspects of SQL Azure such as sharding and federation support that combine to place SQL Azure a step above and ahead of the competiton. Shows how to use SQL Azure from classic Windows applications, ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation Covers management, performance, scalability, and troubleshooting Addresses the all-important issue of securing your data Helps you properly design for high-performance in a cloud environment Helps you adopt the new Federations feature in SQL Azure

Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage

Author: Paul Mehner

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735667942

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 7609

Get the focused, pragmatic guidance you need to build professional cloud applications using Windows Azure Storage. This is one of the few books centered around Storage capabilities, and the author provides essential, expert coverage of the four key services - BLOB, tables, queues, and drives. Developers will gain hands-on insights, including detailed sections on business use cases and guidance for choosing the right storage option for the job. Provides architectural and programming guidance to professional developers and architects proficient with Microsoft Visual Studio, C#, and LINQ Illuminates when and how to use BLOB storage, table storage, queues, and Windows Azure Drive to build, host, and scale applications in Microsoft-managed datacenters Presents business-case context for choosing the right service for your scenario, e.g. readers will compare relational tables to Windows Azure tables to understand benefits and tradeoffs

Large Scale Network-Centric Distributed Systems

Author: Hamid Sarbazi-Azad,Albert Y. Zomaya

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118714822

Category: Computers

Page: 760

View: 9848

A highly accessible reference offering a broad range of topics and insights on large scale network-centric distributed systems Evolving from the fields of high-performance computing and networking, large scale network-centric distributed systems continues to grow as one of the most important topics in computing and communication and many interdisciplinary areas. Dealing with both wired and wireless networks, this book focuses on the design and performance issues of such systems. Large Scale Network-Centric Distributed Systems provides in-depth coverage ranging from ground-level hardware issues (such as buffer organization, router delay, and flow control) to the high-level issues immediately concerning application or system users (including parallel programming, middleware, and OS support for such computing systems). Arranged in five parts, it explains and analyzes complex topics to an unprecedented degree: Part 1: Multicore and Many-Core (Mc) Systems-on-Chip Part 2: Pervasive/Ubiquitous Computing and Peer-to-Peer Systems Part 3: Wireless/Mobile Networks Part 4: Grid and Cloud Computing Part 5: Other Topics Related to Network-Centric Computing and Its Applications Large Scale Network-Centric Distributed Systems is an incredibly useful resource for practitioners, postgraduate students, postdocs, and researchers.

Programming Microsoft's Clouds

Windows Azure and Office 365

Author: Thomas Rizzo,Michiel van Otegem,Zoiner Tejada,Razi bin Rais,Darrin Bishop,George Durzi,David Mann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118236556

Category: Computers

Page: 528

View: 6208

A detailed look at a diverse set of Cloud topics, particularly Azure and Office 365 More and more companies are realizing the power and potential of Cloud computing as a viable way to save energy and money. This valuable book offers an in-depth look at a wide range of Cloud topics unlike any other book on the market. Examining how Cloud services allows users to pay as they go for exactly what they use, this guide explains how companies can easily scale their Cloud use up and down to fit their business requirements. After an introduction to Cloud computing, you'll discover how to prepare your environment for the Cloud and learn all about Office 365 and Azure. Examines a diverse range of Cloud topics, with special emphasis placed on how Cloud computing can save businesses energy and money Shows you how to prepare your environment for the Cloud Addresses Office 365, including infrastructure services, SharePoint 2010 online, SharePoint online development, Exchange online development, and Lync online development Discusses working with Azure, including setting it up, leveraging Blob storage, building Azure applications, programming, and debugging Offers advice for deciding when to use Azure and when to use Office 365 and looks at hybrid solutions between Azure and Office 365 Tap into the potential of Azure and Office 365 with this helpful resource.

MOVING APPLICATIONS TO THE CLOUD ON THE MICROSOFT WINDOWS AZURE PLATFORM (With CD )

Author: Dominic Betts,Scott Densmore,Ryan Dunn,Masashi Narumoto,Eugenio Pace

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789350041833

Category:

Page: 168

View: 9711

About The Book: How can a company's applications be scalable and have high availability? To achieve this, along with developing the applications, you must also have an infrastructure that can support them. For example, you may need to add servers or increase the capacities of existing ones, have redundant hardware, add logic to the application to handle distributed computing, and add logic for failovers. You have to do this even if an application is in high demand for only short periods of time. Life becomes even more complicated (and expensive) when you start to consider issues such as network latency and security boundaries. The cloud offers a solution to this dilemma. The cloud is made up of interconnected servers located in various data centers. However, you see what appears to be a centralized location that someone else hosts and manages. By shifting the responsibility of maintaining an infrastructure to someone else, you're free to concentrate on what matters most: the application. If the cloud has data centers in different geographical areas, you can move your content closer to the people who are using it most. If an application is heavily used in Asia, have an instance running in a data center located there. This kind of flexibility may not be available to you if you have to own all the hardware. Another advantage to the cloud is that it's a pay as you go proposition. If you don't need it, you don't have to pay for it. When demand is high, you can scale up, and when demand is low, you can scale back. Yes, by moving applications to the cloud, you're giving up some control and autonomy, but you're also going to benefit from reduced costs, increased flexibility, and scalable computation and storage. The Windows Azure Architecture Guide shows you how to do this.

Real World .NET, C#, and Silverlight

Indispensible Experiences from 15 MVPs

Author: Bill Evjen,Dominick Baier,György Balássy,Gill Gleeren,David Giard,Alex Golesh,Kevin Grossnicklaus,Caleb Jenkins,Jeffrey Juday,Vishwas Lele,Jeremy Likness,Scott Millett,Christian Nagel,Daron Yondem,Christian Weyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111823619X

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 397

Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft® Windows AzureTM Platform

Author: Eugenio Pace,Dominic Betts,Scott Densmore,Ryan Dunn,Masashi Narumoto,Matias Woloski

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0735658870

Category: Computers

Page: 168

View: 2368

This book is the second volume in a planned series about Windows Azure technology platform. Volume 1, Moving Applications to the Cloud on the Windows Azure Platform, provides an introduction to Windows Azure, discusses the cost model and application life cycle management for cloud-based applications, and describes how to migrate an existing ASP.NET application to the cloud. This book demonstrates how you can create from scratch a multi-tenant, Software as a Service (SaaS) application to run in the cloud by using the latest versions of the Windows Azure tools and the latest features of the Windows Azure platform. The book is intended for any architect, developer, or information technology (IT) professional who designs, builds, or operates applications and services that run on or interact with the cloud. Although applications do not need to be based on the Microsoft Windows® operating system to work in Windows Azure, this book is written for people who work with Windows-based systems. You should be familiar with the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Visual Studio® development system, ASP.NET MVC, and Microsoft Visual C#® development tool.

Cloud Computing Bible

Author: Barrie Sosinsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118023994

Category: Computers

Page: 532

View: 2820

The complete reference guide to the hot technology of cloud computing Its potential for lowering IT costs makes cloud computing a major force for both IT vendors and users; it is expected to gain momentum rapidly with the launch of Office Web Apps later this year. Because cloud computing involves various technologies, protocols, platforms, and infrastructure elements, this comprehensive reference is just what you need if you?ll be using or implementing cloud computing. Cloud computing offers significant cost savings by eliminating upfront expenses for hardware and software; its growing popularity is expected to skyrocket when Microsoft introduces Office Web Apps This comprehensive guide helps define what cloud computing is and thoroughly explores the technologies, protocols, platforms and infrastructure that make it so desirable Covers mobile cloud computing, a significant area due to ever-increasing cell phone and smartphone use Focuses on the platforms and technologies essential to cloud computing Anyone involved with planning, implementing, using, or maintaining a cloud computing project will rely on the information in Cloud Computing Bible.

Microsoft Azure Services Platform

Author: Toby Velte,Anthony Velte

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media

ISBN: 9780071717892

Category: Computers

Page: 400

View: 1428

Plan and build an IT infrastructure using Microsoft's new Azure cloud platform Co-written by a Microsoft cloud computing expert, Microsoft Azure Services Platform: Planning and Building IT in the Cloud covers the revolutionary features of Azure and how it can optimally be used. You’ll get details on Azure development in conjunction with NET and SQL. This book explains how to leverage local Windows systems with the online features of Azure, providing additional functions and features that are realized through cloud computing. Microsoft Azure Services Platform features: Full coverage of the Azure architecture and the competitive landscape Real-world examples of Azure applications, code samples, and third-party tools A roadmap for making the move to the cloud, including migration and co-existence Details on Azure benefits, how to integrate it into existing enterprise environments, and how to leverage local Windows systems with online Windows features In-depth coverage for enterprise IT managers, architects, developers, and decision-makers: The Trend Toward Cloud Computing; Cloud Platforms in Today's Market; Overview of the Azure Services Platform; Azure Services Examined: A Comparison of Cloud Platforms; Developing for the Azure Platform; Tips, Tricks, and Patterns for Azure Development; Interoperability with Azure Services; Securing Cloud Applications; Developing a Data Storage Solution in Azure; Developing a Workflow Application .NET Services; Azure Case Study; Building on Live Services; Leveraging the Azure in the Enterprise

Microsoft Azure Storage Essentials

Author: Chukri Soueidi

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1784390704

Category: Computers

Page: 126

View: 7286

Harness the power of Microsoft Azure services to build efficient cloud solutions About This Book Get to grips with the features of Microsoft Azure in terms of Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage Learn the how and when of using the right storage service for different business use cases Make use of Azure storage services in various languages with this fast-paced and easy-to-follow guide Who This Book Is For If you are an IT professional with basic knowledge of Microsoft Azure and want to learn Azure storage services, then this book is for you. Some familiarity with C# and Visual Studio is needed in order to utilize the examples present in the book. What You Will Learn/h2ulliGet familiar with Windows Azure Storage Service in terms of architecture and working/liliRecognize the libraries and tools offered by Azure storage, supporting several popular programming languages/liliKnow how the storage services expose their resources as REST APIs and what client libraries exists to develop against the storage/liliGain the understanding of types of Blobs and best ways to upload and retrieve them/liliLearn how to make use of Tables as a NoSQL data store and how to retrieve, insert, update and delete entities in terms of design patterns/liliUse Queue storage as a messaging solution for communications between different apps/liliCreate mounted shares and allow legacy systems to access data using the SMB protocol/liliGet accustomed to deal with faults, monitor storage metrics and logs/li/ulh2In DetailpWith the many advantages of using cloud computing, Azure Storage is a robust platform that helps you shift faster to the cloud by providing scalable, durable and highly available data storage options. For developers, it provides a rapid development environment that supports building large-scale applications to support new scenarios on the cloud, server, mobile and web. For IT professionals, it reduces complexity of managing, protecting and replicating data./ppThis book will make you familiar with the Azure storage in terms of architecture and components. It starts with the basics of storage accounts, which give access to the four basic services the Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage services. These services are exposed through a REST API that makes it possible for client libraries to implement most of their functionality in a wide range of popular programming languages. Emphasizing the Windows Azure Client Library for .NET, we will deal with storing and retrieving unstructured data with Blobs, then will move to Tables to insert and update entities in a structured NoSQL fashion. Then we will discover Queues as a reliable messaging service, and after that we will show File storage that allows you to migrate legacy applications data to the cloud to end with transient fault handling and service monitoring./ph2Style and approach/h2pThis book is a concise and fast-paced guide to learn about development for storage services. Each topic is elaborated sequentially, in order to create basic knowledge for using it in the right place and the correct way.

Pro Windows Server AppFabric

Author: Stephen Kaufman,Danny Garber

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430228172

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 7438

This book will teach you all about Windows Server AppFabric (code-named “Dublin”), a set of extensions to Windows Server that allow it to function as a lightweight, application server. The combination of Windows Server and AppFabric provides an easy-to-manage platform for developing, deploying, and reliably hosting middle-tier WCF/WF services. Windows Server AppFabric fills an important vacuum left in the wake of COM and COM+’s demise as the .NET platform has risen to prominence. Provided as an extension to Internet Information Services (IIS), the built-in application server frees you from having to create your own Windows services to perform application hosting. Instead, you can take advantage of plumbing and infrastructure that Microsoft provides for you, freeing you to focus on just your business logic while still being able to deploy n-tier solutions on Windows Server. In this way, Windows Server AppFabric solves the problem of developing, deploying, and reliably hosting middle-tier WCF/WF services. If you’re an experienced developer, you’ll want to learn about Windows Server AppFabric fast, without a lot of reading. And that’s what this book is all about. It cuts to the chase and shows you the simplicity and elegance that combine to form Windows Server AppFabric, getting you up to speed fast, so that you can take advantage of all the platform has to offer. What you’ll learn Deploy Windows Server AppFabric (aka “Dublin”) as your middle-tier application host. Incorporate Windows Server AppFabric's built-in functionality into your WCF- and WF-based .NET applications. Design your applications to scale and perform in highly available environments, and learn use advanced Windows Server AppFabric features such as content-based and forward routing, long-running transactions, message activity monitoring and tracking. Understand Windows Server AppFabric’s architecture, and know when it is best used, and when you should look at other solutions, such as BizTalk Server. Understand the Windows Server AppFabric roadmap and how AppFabric relates to other new Microsoft technologies such as .NET 4.0, Oslo, and WCF/WF 4.0 Upgrade existing applications to Windows Server AppFabric and take advantage of its architecture and features. Who this book is for .NET developers (including WCF and WF developers) BizTalk developers This book is aimed at .NET and BizTalk Server developers who desire a middleware application server platform that simplifies the deployment, configuration, management, and scalability of composite applications while allowing developers to use their existing skills with Visual Studio, the .NET Framework, and Internet Information Services (IIS). The book is especially applicable to those who want to leverage the .NET Framework 4.0 and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) technologies. Table of Contents Introduction Choosing AppFabric Laying the Foundation Understanding the Architecture Configuring AppFabric Developing WCF Applications with AppFabric Developing WF Applications Hosting in AppFabric Deploying AppFabric Applications Advanced Concepts Monitoring and Tracking Implementing High Availability Upgrading to AppFabric

Introducing Windows Azure

Author: Henry Li

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430224703

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 7120

Windows Azure is Microsoft's next-generation cloud-computing operating system and is designed to provide companies with new business opportunities as they migrate toward hosted services. Introducing Microsoft Azure provides all the information developers need to get started with this technology and apply it across a range of situations. Presented in a clear, concise manner, this book provides a carefully measured learning curve for surmounting the architectural and coding challenges that need to be faced when building a well-balanced Windows Azure service.