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Azure in Action by Brian Prince, Chris Hay

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Chapter 10. When the BLOB stands alone

This chapter covers

  • Hosting static websites in BLOB storage
  • Hosting Silverlight applications in BLOB storage
  • Hosting website assets in BLOB storage
  • Using BLOB storage to progressively download video

Although BLOB storage is generally used as a durable storage area for web and worker roles, it can also be used as a standalone service; you can use the service for your applications without hosting a worker or web role.

So far in this book we’ve focused on using web roles to host websites. Now we’re going to tell you how you can use BLOB storage to host a static HTML website without needing a web role.

10.1. Hosting static HTML websites

You learned in chapter 9 that BLOBs held in a public container are ...

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