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At The Races were running a high-volume website in the UK that was characterized by very peaky predictable bursts. They kn
ew when the peaks would occur (specific horse-races in the calendar) and they had a good idea of the numbers of additional users they’d have to handle. What an excellent candidate system for Windows Azure’s PaaS architecture.
In this video, the whole technical team are brought together and talk about how they moved the application, what went well, what didn’t go so well. It’s a great warts-and-all story of a fairly early Windows Azure implementation.
It still runs on Windows Azure today; in fact more Windows Azure facilities are added and planned to be added as time progresses.
At The Races move their app to Windows Azure.