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Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform by Stephen W. Thomas, Rama Ramani, Richard Seroter, Mike Sexton, Ewan Fairweather

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Building the solution

We will focus our efforts here on building a cloud-based solution and the data portion of a cloud application.. Cloud computing requires a significant shift in how one thinks of building applications, particularly in the case of database professionals. Those of us who spend hours each day worrying about issues like I/O, disk contention, backup and recovery, storage and partitioning, or other similar issues related to hardware now have no worries. The effect can be a bit scary, similar to removing the training wheels from a child's bike. Sure you can go wicked fast, but how do you keep your balance?

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