Individual humans do not scale very well. Let's face it, we can barely multitask. So with Cloud Computing how do we keep up with the growing demand for maintenance tasks for these "infinitely scalable" assets? The answer is automation. Azure Automation is a highly available automation service which helps you "Automate all the things". Anything from deployments, to monitoring to maintenance tasks can be set up using this reliable workflow execution engine. This presentation covers the fundamentals of the Azure Automation service and provides some insights into how to leverage it with your own solutions.
Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games were undoubtedly the most important sporting event of 2014. During the Games, the official website of the Games became the most popular sports website in the world. We shall take a look under the hood and analyze its distributed architecture organically built on Microsoft Azure in order to cope with the rapidly growing and unpredictable load. Come and learn about the interesting problems we faced, as well as about how we designed our system in accordance with the strict requirements for this class of solutions.