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Sitefinity Multisite on Azure

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  1. Larry
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    14 May 2013
    14 May 2013
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    We are looking at Sitefinity as our cms platform for a new enterprise level web portal and multiple websites.  It seems Sitefnity supports the Azure cloud hosting, but from what I have read (and most of the posts are about a year old) there seems to be some issues, and it can only be done with the pro or enterprise level licenses (which isn't a problem since that is what we need anyway).

    Has anyone successfully deployed and are running a site on Sitefinity 5.x and what have you seen with the performance of Sitefinity on Azure.  Also, what is the deal with when Microsoft makes changes to their services or cloud set up, is Sitefinity supporting that?  I would hate to get everything set up, then have Microsoft update stuff, and then it breaks something within the site or within Sitefinity.

  2. Ivan Georgiev | Sitefin1ty
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    17 May 2013
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    Hello,

     Yes we support Windows Azure. The best way to deploy to Azure is to use Sitefinity Thunder. It will do all the things for you automatically. Right now Sitefinity works with Windows Azure SDK for .NET - October 2012 and you can download it from here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35448

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Georgiev | Sitefin1ty
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  3. Larry
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    20 May 2013 in reply to Ivan Georgiev | Sitefin1ty
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    Ivan,

    I understand you support it, and I have spoken to my sales rep about it.  My real question is, are there specific examples of sitefinity customers running things within Azure.  Given it is a managed hosting environment, Microsoft has been know to make changes to that environment, and sometimes those changes can impact the applications and sites running in that environment.  I wanted to see what other people have experienced with running Sitefinity with Azure from a first hand and practical experience.  Do you know of any clients that have been doing it for a few months or longer?  
  4. Ivan Georgiev | Sitefin1ty
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    Hello,

     Thank you for writing us back. You don't have to worry if Microsoft change something in Windows Azure (they usually keep backward compatability) because if this happens we will release a fix immediately. Here are some of our clients that actually use azure in production

    http://www.astonmartin.com/
    http://www.valmont.com/

    Kind regards,

    Ivan Georgiev | Sitefin1ty
    the Telerik team
    Do you want to have your say in the Sitefinity development roadmap? Do you want to know when a feature you requested is added or when a bug fixed? Explore the Telerik Public Issue Tracking system and vote to affect the priority of the items
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