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Microsoft Web Farm Framework is a free product for you to easily provision and mange a farm of web servers. It enables you to:
It also supports integration with load balancers - and enables you to automate updates across your servers so that your site/application is never down or unavailable to customers (it can automatically pull servers one-at-a-time out of the load balancer rotation, update them, and then inject them back into rotation).
Web Farm Framework provides:
The Microsoft Web Farm Framework is a 1 MB download, and can be installed on IIS 7 and above. It is available for free. You can download the first preview of this beta here: x86 / x64.
Scott Guthrie explains in his blog post Introducing the Microsoft Web Farm Framework:
For information on how you can use Web Farm Framework in your development efforts, see
Bruce D. Kyle ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation