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Windows Azure and ASP.NET MVC Migration by Benjamin Perkins

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Chapter 5

Discussing ASP.NET MVC 4 Windows Azure Deployment Techniques

CONCEPTS

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Preparing your application for the Windows Azure Platform
  • Examining Developer Centers and supported SDKs
  • Introducing Cloud Computing Services
  • Accessing the Windows Azure Platform
  • Choosing your Windows Azure Services
  • Discussing deployment options
  • Planning database migration and storage
  • Monitoring the status of a deployment

To this point, the focus of this book has been on migrating an ASP.NET website to an ASP.NET MVC 4 application and optimizing it. New topics learned during this reinvention included models, views, controllers, RouteMaps, the Razor scripting language, MiniProfiler, and the F12 Developer tools available in Internet Explorer. These concepts and tools advanced the example blog website for this book from older to newer technology and models. After utilizing some online tools such as Modern.IE or Google PageSpeed and incorporating those tools’ suggestions, the ASP.NET MVC 4 application can now perform and respond much faster. With that, the ASP.NET MVC 4 application for this book is complete and ready for you to host so that people can find, use, and share the information on the blog.

Besides the cloud, you can use a variety of platforms, hosting types, and services to deploy the ASP.NET MVC 4 application. For example, you can create a co-hosted website with a web hosting provider, build your own server, and then connect it to the Internet, or rent a server or virtual machine ...

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