Exposing BizTalk applications in the cloud using AppFabric Connect for Services

The ability of BizTalk to connect to the cloud through the AppFabric Connect for Services feature opens the door for hybrid solutions. The BizTalk application can be exposed as WCF Services on the cloud, by adding Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus endpoints. These endpoints can be consumed by clients residing outside the enterprise's organizational firewall enabling them, for instance, to easily invoke a process. Clients can connect through the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus to on-premise applications or services through a relay service. This service can listen to external clients on behalf of the on-premise web service at a given public address and relay messages ...

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