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Solution architecture: Scalable Umbraco CMS web app

Medium Umbraco CMS web app configured to scale and optimised for high-traffic sites. It uses two web apps, one for your front-end app and the other for your back-office app, deployed in a single region with auto-scaling enabled.

This solution is built on the Azure-managed services: Azure SQL Database, Storage, Application Insights and Redis Cache. These services run in a high-availability environment that is patched and supported, allowing you to focus on your solution instead of the environment they run in.

Browser S torage (media, logs, and backup files) Application Insights R edis Cache (Session state and output cache) SQL Database (Umbraco DB and Session state DB) W eb App (Umbraco Frontend) W eb App (Umbraco Admin)

Deploying to Azure

Use the following pre-built template to deploy this architecture to Azure

Deploying to Azure

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Implementation guidance

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Web Apps

Run an Umbraco CMS on the Web Apps feature of Azure App Service with the front-end and back-office apps running on the same app.

Azure SQL Database

Store your site’s content in Azure SQL Database. The back-office web app and front-end web app use the same database. Use Azure SQL Database’s features such as backup and high availability.


Store all of your media in Azure Storage so that you can reduce the number of I/O operations on the web app file server and improve performance.

Application Insights

Detect issues, diagnose crashes and track usage in your web app with Application Insights. Make informed decisions throughout the development life cycle.

Redis Cache

Store session state and output cache on Azure Redis Cache to improve performance and to reduce the load on your web front-ends.