2014-06-16 - Azure CDN and Managing your Cloud Services and Continuous Integration

Want to learn about the Azure CDN? This is your chance! And of course we need a way to manage and deploy our applications as well... In this evening, Maarten and Kurt will guide you through these topics.

Session info

Reducing latency on the web with the Azure CDN

Serving up content on the Internet is something our web sites do daily. But are we doing this in the fastest way possible? How are users in faraway countries experiencing our apps? Why do we have three webservers serving the same content over and over again? In this session, we’ll explore the Azure Content Delivery Network or CDN, a service which makes it easy to serve up blobs, videos and other content from servers close to our users. We’ll explore simple file serving as well as some more advanced, dynamic edge caching scenarios.

Speaker: Maarten Balliauw is a Technical Evangelist at JetBrains. His interests are all web: ASP.NET MVC, PHP and Windows Azure. He's a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Azure and an ASPInsider. He has published many articles in both PHP and .NET literature such as MSDN magazine and PHP architect. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events such as MIX (Las Vegas), TechDays, DPC, ... His blog can be found at http://blog.maartenballiauw.be.

Managing your Cloud Services + Continuous Integration solutions

Deploying your Azure solution is only a first step. Once in production you’ll need a way to manage the deployed service. You’ll want to gather performance diagnostics, create and read logfiles, monitor the use of your databases, (re)deploy the service automated, swap between staging and production, scale out extra instances … This is possible through the portal of course, but we need a more automated way to manage everything. Azure has some management and diagnostics API’s, SQL Azure has management views, Storage has a logging API,…  Let's dive in these. In this talk we share an overview of the different API’s and how to use them. You’ll also be happy to see a demo of some management tool I’ve build that integrates into TFS for continuous integration.

Speaker: Kurt Claeys is an Azure geek since the launch in 2008, worked as cloud competence leader at Ordina, co-founded the AZUG.BE, was MVP between 2008 and 2010, is still Microsoft Certified Trainer, worked for 3 years at Microsoft as Azure Technology Solution Professional, currently is a freelance Azure architecture consultant (www.nuboid.be) where he now exclusively works on Azure projects.

Practical details

Event date: June 16, 2014 - welcome from 17:45, sessions start 18:15
Catering: sandwiches

Event location:
RealDolmen
Prins Boudewijnlaan 26
2550 Kontich
Belgium

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