Chapter 18. Running a healthy service in the cloud

This chapter covers

  • Getting to know the Windows Azure Diagnostics platform
  • Using logging to determine what’s happening with your service
  • Using the service management APIs
  • Making your service self-aware with logging and service management

Building an application and deploying it to Azure are just the first steps in a hopefully long application lifecycle. For the rest of its life, the application will be in operation mode, being cared for by loving IT professionals and support developers. The focus shifts from writing quality code to running the application and keeping it healthy. Many tools and techniques are out there to help you manage your infrastructure.

What healthy means can be different ...

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