In this session Michael will talk about what types of cloud services are available and what their functions are. The differences between worker roles and instances of these services will be looked at. How these instances can be effectively scaled up or down depending on business need will also be covered. Role life cycle, service configuration and diagnostics will be discussed as well as different approaches to upgrading and deployment of the services.
Speaker: Michael West Sr Lead Consultant Catapult Systems
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