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Building Clouds with Windows Azure Pack by Amit Malik

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WAP WebSites – architecture

The WebSites cloud solution consists of multiple roles and runs on multiple servers. All servers are based on Windows Server 2012 R2 (2012 is also supported). The overall solution makes use of Windows server capabilities, such as the dynamic Windows Process Activation Service, resource throttling, IIS, and more along with SQL database and website roles. Let's dive deeper into the architectural components of WebSites cloud solution.

WebSites cloud service roles

Windows Azure Pack-based websites cloud service consist of a minimum of six server roles:

  • WebSites controller: This role deploys and manages other roles. This is the first role to install, and it contains all media, setup, and configurations used for deploying and ...

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