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Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform by Stephen W. Thomas, Rama Ramani, Richard Seroter, Mike Sexton, Ewan Fairweather

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Candidate architectures

There are three ways that we decided to tackle this problem. Each possible solution brings with it some benefits and risks.

Candidate architecture #1 Azure Platform AppFabric Service Bus

Although going with a Windows Azure solution may be a bit aggressive for a more traditional IT shop, there are strategic benefits to seriously considering a publish/subscribe solution hosted in the cloud.

Solution design aspects

While not dealing with an enormous load, the solution does require us to deal with a varied usage profile and bursts of changes. A cloud-based infrastructure is an asset when we have inconsistent load and wish to design a solution that scales up or down based on our needs. Likewise, our clients need to pay only for ...

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