Real World Windows Azure - What GreenButton Learnt [NZ 2010: COS303]
In this session you will see Right Hemisphere's Deep Exploration running GreenButton to render content in the Cloud. In addition to hearing about GreenButton's architecture you will also pick up some valuable tips that the team learned while building their solution. Here are some of the things you'll see: Uploading large files to blob storage by uploading chunks in parallel to achieve massive performance gains. Mounting a Cloud drive (how to get this to work in dev and live storage). Using a zero byte blob to maintain a lease on a queue message (rather than relying on a fixed visibility timeout). Using the AppFabric Service Bus to broadcast events. Using IntelliTrace to debug deployment issues.