Skanska USA accelerates Jobsite Monitoring Innovation with Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure.Skanska USA, a large construction and development company whose portfolio includes both infrastructure and building projects, needed an effective way to monitor and report environmental conditions at various jobsites. By using Microsoft Visual Studio and Azure to rapidly implement a new monitoring solution, the company provides its business with improved risk and compliance management, operational efficiencies and transparency, and a competitive edge.
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.