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Developing Applications for the Cloud on the Microsoft® Windows Azure™ Platform by Matias Woloski, Masashi Narumoto, Ryan Dunn, Scott Densmore, Dominic Betts, Eugenio Pace

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Chapter 1. The Tailspin Scenario

This chapter introduces a fictitious company named Tailspin. It describes Tailspin’s plans to launch a new, online service named Surveys that will enable other companies or individuals to conduct their own online surveys. The chapter also describes why Tailspin wants to host its survey application on the Windows Azure™ technology platform. As with any company considering this process, there are many issues to consider and challenges to be met, particularly because this is the first time Tailspin is using the cloud. The chapters that follow this one show, step-by-step, how Tailspin architected and built its survey application to run on Windows Azure.

The Tailspin Company

Tailspin is a startup ISV company of approximately ...

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