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Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric by Haishi Bai

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Chapter 6. Availability and reliability

One of the major benefits of hosting your services on cloud is that you can take advantage of the Quality of Service (QoS) opportunities provided by the cloud. In this chapter, I’ll discuss what Service Fabric provides in terms of availability and reliability and how you can leverage these offerings in your application design, implementation, and operation.

Service availability and reliability

In my earlier cloud computing book, Zen of Cloud (CRC Press, 2015), I’ve tried to explain the concepts of availability and reliability in a strict scientific way that complies with how they are defined in computer science literature. Because these two concepts are related closely and sometimes can be confusing, I’ll ...

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