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  • Blog Post: Dealing with Windows Azure Storage transient faults

    Preamble When an application uses a service, errors can occur because of temporary conditions such as intermittent service, infrastructure-level faults, network issues, or explicit throttling by the service. These types of error occur more frequently with cloud-based services, but can also occur in on...
  • Blog Post: Transient Fault Handling Application Block (Topaz) updates

    Oct 9 Update Topaz now supports the new Task-based async pattern using TPL. Aug 29 Update We removed the hard dependency on the Windows Azure Shared Caching core assembly (Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Core, Version=101.0.0.0). This was causing build/deployment issues for users who...
  • Blog Post: patterns & practices Global Online Symposium 2012

    People are familiar with the patterns & practices summits and symposia that we have ran in various countries (China, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, India, Argentina, Sweden, …) and our flagship annual event in Redmond. These events are an important part of our “customer-connectedness”...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the Enterprise Library Integration Pack for Windows Azure with Autoscaling, Transient Fault Handling and more

    Just about a month and a half ago I wrote a blog post announcing the beta release of Wasabi – a new Autoscaling Application Block. Since then we’ve got a lot of positive feedback from customers and internal partners, some of who have made decisions to adopt it even before we shipped the final...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Autoscaling Block BETA is out

    The Windows Azure Autoscaling Application Block (WASABi) is now available as a beta release. As before, you can get the block via NuGet . There are two packages – one with binaries and one containing the source. The beta includes a sample application for hosting the block and for exploratory testing...
  • Blog Post: WASABi scale groups

    In the Windows Azure Autoscaling Application Block (codenamed “WASABi”) we have support for scale groups . These are for convenience when there are many rules that target multiple roles. With scale groups we can reduce the number of autoscaling rules we must create and manage. In defining constraint...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Windows Azure Autoscaling Block preview

    Just in time for the //Build/ Conference , we have released a preview of the Windows Azure Autoscaling Application Block (WASABi) . It’s available via NuGet . There are two packages – one with binaries and one containing the source. This preview includes a sample application for hosting the block and...
  • Blog Post: Autoscaling Application Block - reactive rule semantics

    There are two versions of this post. If you are not interested in various approaches we have evaluated, please read the short version and cast your vote. Short version Please take a look at these two conditionals which are meant to trigger scaling actions. Style 1 – “fluenty” XML < when > <...
  • Blog Post: Autoscaling Windows Azure applications

    As I have previously announced , my team has been heads-down working on the new Windows Azure Integration Pack for Enterprise Library . Autoscaling came as one of the top-ranked stories for the pack (it is a frequently requested feature from the product group and it gathered a lot of votes on our backlog...
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