Programming Windows Azure

Programming the Microsoft Cloud

Author: Sriram Krishnan

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449390600

Category: Computers

Page: 370

View: 2817

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

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: 4498

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

Windows Azure Platform

Author: Tejaswi Redkar

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430224800

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 4642

The Azure Services Platform is a cloud-computing technology from Microsoft. It is composed of four core components—Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services—each with 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 services. At its heart, Windows Azure Platform is a down-to-earth, code-centric book. This book aims to show you precisely how the components are employed and to demonstrate the techniques and best practices you need to know to use them to best effect. That said, author Tejaswi Redkar regularly takes time out to provide a thorough overview of the architectural concepts that underpin Windows Azure. Without this understanding, you will find it hard to use the platform to its full potential. By the time you've read this book, you will be comfortable building high-quality end-to-end Azure services of your own.

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: 6063

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.

Large Scale Network-Centric Distributed Systems

Author: Hamid Sarbazi-Azad,Albert Y. Zomaya

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118714822

Category: Computers

Page: 760

View: 1003

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.

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: 8599

Pro Windows Server AppFabric

Author: Stephen Kaufman,Danny Garber

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430228172

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 9577

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

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: 9785

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.

Introducing Windows Azure

Author: Henry Li

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430224703

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 9741

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.

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: 7353

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

Cloud Computing Bible

Author: Barrie Sosinsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118023994

Category: Computers

Page: 532

View: 7752

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.

Developing Cloud Applications with Windows Azure Storage

Author: Paul Mehner

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735667942

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 9958

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

Microsoft SQL Azure Enterprise Application Development

Author: Jayaram Krishnaswamy

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1849680817

Category: Computers

Page: 398

View: 3654

Build enterprise-ready applications and projects with Microsoft SQL Azure using this book and eBook.

Cloud Computing and Services Science

Third International Conference, CLOSER 2013, Aachen, Germany, May 8-10, 2013, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Markus Helfert,Frédéric Desprez,Donald Ferguson,Frank Leymann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319115618

Category: Computers

Page: 129

View: 8086

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science, CLOSER 2013, held in Aachen, Germany, in May 2013. The 8 papers presented were selected from 142 paper submissions. The papers cover the following topics: cloud computing fundamentals; services science foundations for cloud computing; cloud computing platforms and applications; and cloud computing enabling technologies.

Learn Cloud Computing

Author: WAGmob

Publisher: WAGmob

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 50

View: 4999

***** WAGmob: Over One million paying customer ***** WAGmob brings you, Simple 'n Easy, on-the-go learning ebook for "Learn Cloud Computing".The bite sized ebook helps you to understand the basics of "Learn Cloud Computing". Only 101 introduction to "Learn Cloud Computing" is provided via this ebook. The ebook provides snack sized, bite sized learning. "Learn Cloud Computing" includes tutorials on: What is Cloud Computing? • What is Cloud Computing? • What is the difference between On-Premise versus On the Cloud? Types of Cloud computing: • Types of Cloud computing • Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) • Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Delivery Model: • Cloud Computing Delivery Models • Public Model • Private Model • Hybrid Model Virtualization: • What is Virtualization? • Network Virtualization • Storage Virtualization • Server Virtualization • Virtual Machine (VM) • Advantages of Virtualization • Disadvantages of Virtualization Cloud Computing Benefits and Pitfalls: • Cloud Computing Advantages • Cloud Computing Disadvantages Top Cloud Services: • Amazon Web Services - EC2 • Windows Azure • Google App Engine • iCloud Implementing the Cloud: • Cloud-sourcing • Steps for Implementing the Cloud • Questions to ask the cloud service provider Cloud Storage: • Cloud Storage • Types of Cloud Storage • Advantages Cloud Security: • Cloud computing security • Security issues with the cloud • Cloud Security Controls • Cloud security Dimensions • Security and Privacy • Compliance • Legal or Contractual Issues Cloud Backup and DR: • Cloud Back up and DR • Key benefits of backup disaster recovery in the cloud • Data backup security in the cloud Cloud Terminology: • Terminology About WAGmob ebooks: 1) A companion ebook for on-the-go, bite-sized learning. 2) Offers value for money (a lifetime of free updates). 3) Over One million paying customers from 175+ countries. WAGmob Vision : Simple 'n easy ebooks for a lifetime of on-the-go learning Visit us : www.wagmob.com Please write to us at [email protected] We would love to improve this ebook.

Pro SQL Azure

Author: Scott Klein,Herve Roggero

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430229624

Category: Computers

Page: 312

View: 8740

SQL Azure represents Microsoft’s cloud-based delivery of its enterprise-caliber, SQL Server database management system (formerly under the code name "Oslo"). Pro SQL Azure introduces you to this new platform, showing you how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios. You’ll learn to program SQL Azure from Silverlight, ASP.NET, WinForms, and from SQL Reporting Services. You’ll also understand how to manage the platform by planning for scalability, troubleshooting performance issues, and implementing strong security. Shows how to use SQL Azure from Silverlight, ASP.NET, and more Covers management, scalability, and troubleshooting Addresses the all-important issue of securing your data

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: 6513

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.

Development with the Force.com Platform

Building Business Applications in the Cloud

Author: Jason Ouellette

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321648044

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 2337

Foreword by Craig Weissman, CTO, Salesforce.com Build Cloud-Based Enterprise Applications Fast–and Drive More Value at Lower Cost! Using the Force.com platform, enterprise developers can build and deploy powerful applications far more rapidly than traditional J2EE, Microsoft .NET, or LAMP technology stacks permit. With a free subscription to the Force.com platform, developers can build apps that solve virtually any enterprise challenge with remarkable value, scalability, and reliability. This is the first book that brings together all the practical, technical guidance you need to make the most of Force.com in your own custom enterprise applications. Leading Force.com developer Jason Ouellette helps you identify suitable uses for Force.com and provides all the insights and sample code needed to rapidly prototype, deploy, and integrate with production-quality Force.com applications. Ouellette provides realistic code examples at every step, emphasizing maintainability, flexibility, and interoperability throughout. Writing for developers, architects, and analysts, he shows how to • Create custom enterprise apps on Force.com in days or weeks, not months or years • Leverage Force.com’s extensive capabilities for storing, managing, and securing data • Quickly create sophisticated business logic with the Apex programming language • Use Visualforce to construct custom user interfaces • Establish automated or semiautomated workflows • Implement Ajax behaviors without writing JavaScript code or learning new JavaScript libraries • Integrate Force.com-based data and processes with other applications, inside and outside the platform • Display reports as state-of-the-art dashboards • Integrate Force.com applications with existing Single Sign-On systems This book’s extensive sample code may be downloaded from Force.com AppExchange at http://sites.force.com/appexchange/listingDetail?listingId=a0N30000001SS3rEAG