# Wednesday, 12 February 2014

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)

CloudDesignPatterns

Grz, Kris.

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# Tuesday, 30 October 2012

The following document in the Microsoft Patterns & Practices about Windows Azure deals with multitenancy. It ships with a book explaining several important things like:

  • The Tailspin scenario
  • Hosting a multi-tenant application on Windows Azure
  • Choosing a multi-tenant data architecture
  • Partitioning multi-tenant applications
  • Maximizing availability, scalability and elasticity
  • Securing multi-tenant applications
  • Managing and monitoring multi-tenant applications

Best of all, it also comes with sample code.

If you’re interested then download it over here.

Grz, Kris.

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