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Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5 Expert Cookbook by Abhishek Sur

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Creating, updating, and deploying a cloud service in Windows Azure

When you create an application and run it in Windows Azure, the configuration file along with the code that constitutes the package together is called a Windows Azure cloud service. With a cloud service, you can host a multi-tier application in a single host and combine one or more cloud services together with the Web role and/or worker roles, each with its own application files and configurations with the support of autoscaling. A cloud infrastructure maintains the services for you by maintaining virtual copies of the software, patching operating systems and attempting to recover hardware failures. A cloud service is recommended to have at least two instances running to qualify ...

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