Orchard to Windows Azure as Web Site

Topics: Installing Orchard
Nov 1, 2013 at 3:19 PM
Hi, we are thinking of deploying an Orchard based site to Windows Azure as a Web Site (not as cloud services). The autoscale feature will be enabled based on cpu, so more instances will be created if needed. Will this configuration create problem with Media and OutputCache? Or the guidelines here , refer only to Cloud Services?
Nov 1, 2013 at 4:21 PM
Won't cause any issue for media as on WAWS the filesystem is shared across instances. For the output cache there might be some little discrepancies by default, but you can use the Azure Cache feature then which would use a single point of storage for cached data.

Question though. If you are building a website, how much non-anonymous traffic are you expecting to hit ? In practice, a single azure instance can handle hundreds to thousands of queries per second with the cache engine turned on.
Nov 1, 2013 at 4:32 PM
Edited Nov 1, 2013 at 4:32 PM
It is a news site. Currently has about 2.000 visitors per day. They expect to double them with new site. And about 5-8 editors. Do you think we can go with Azure? Or dedicated server, as it is now (now it based on DNN 6 btw)?
Nov 1, 2013 at 4:45 PM
Azure is fine. With 5-8 editors you can't use the Shared instances as you will go out of limits in minutes (not an Orchard issue). You then need a reserved instance, and you won't need more than one with this kind of traffic.
Marked as answer by Decorum on 11/1/2013 at 10:22 AM
Nov 1, 2013 at 4:57 PM
Ok, thanx. Clear enough.