You can deploy your Sitefinity CMS project to Windows Azure Cloud Services using Sitefinity CMS Thunder.
NOTE: You can not use Thunder to deploy projects to Windows Azure App Services.
For more information, see Deploy projects to Azure Web Apps.
You must have a valid Sitefinity CMS license for <your domain> (<domainprefix>.cloudapp.net by default).
To use multiple role instances in Azure (Windows Azure SLA requires at least two), your license must support Use Network load balancing (NLB) (NLB).
IMPORTANT: When using Sitefinity CMS on Azure Cloud Services in a load-balanced scenario (including Auto scaling) you do not need to configure Sitefinity CMS for Load Balancing. Sitefinity CMS uses the Windows Azure API to automatically identify the web role instances that must be messaged to invalidate the cache dependencies.
NOTE: The Enterprise and the Professional editions have NLB support included by default. You can also purchase it as an additional module. For more information, see the Sitefinity CMS editions page.
PREREQUISITES: Before you proceed to deployment, you must have the following:
RESTRICTIONS: Deploying the project to Windows Azure has the following restrictions:
To deploy your Sitefinity CMS project to Windows Azure, perform the following:
NOTE: If you want to perform the publish procedure after you migrate your database, you must keep checked this option so the deployed project can use the Azure database.
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