FailSafe: Building Scalable, Resilient Cloud Services

The mission of the FailSafe Initiative is to articulate recommendations and approaches for delivering resilient and scalable cloud architectures. FailSafe delivers general guidance on building resilient and scalable cloud architectures, guidance for implementing those architectures on Microsoft technologies generally, and scenario specific architectures that implement those architectures in context. 

Developed by Microsoft Services and the Azure Customer Advisory Team, this series provides both platform agnostic concepts and patterns as well as Windows Azure specific implementation guidance.

Companion FailSafe focused whitepapers can be found via the links below:

http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/net/architecture/

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj717232.aspx

http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/Cloud-Fundamentals-in-1a3ab1bd