If you’re busy with cloud architecture it’s always great if you can rely on proven practices. Microsoft releases on a regular basis guidelines and best practices. In January this year Microsoft released such patterns for Cloud. The guide itself:
- Articulates the benefit of applying patterns when implementing cloud applications, especially when they will be hosted in Windows Azure.
- Discusses the problems that the patterns address, and how these relate to Windows Azure applications.
- Shows how to implement the patterns using the features of Windows Azure, emphasizing benefits and considerations.
- Depicts the big picture by showing how these patterns fit into cloud application architectures, and how they relate to other patterns.
There are also code samples available for download.
Specific areas handled are shown in the following diagram (taken from the Microsoft website)