Given prior history, Microsoft, Linux and OSS are not the terms you see often together in one sentence but the times have changed. In this session we will show how the new Microsoft is changing this perception and why Microsoft Azure is a great place to build and run your Linux and OSS apps and workloads. We will outline our strategy and showcase some of the patterns and practices for building great apps using Linux and OSS on Microsoft Azure.
When designing cloud applications, you should take into account the fact that a failure or malfunction of any component of the system is possible. This template is called Designing for Failure. This design approach helps minimize the negative consequences of failure of any component of the internal or external system. Sometimes, it is not so simple to use the Designing for Failure template, but the Azure platform greatly facilitates this task due to the fact that some of the functions are implemented by cloud services—Azure Web Sites, Traffic Manager, CDN, RA—Geo Redundant Storage. During this session, we shall talk about how to use the functionality provided by Azure to ensure the accessibility of a website, even in the event of failure of one of the regions of the platform.