Azure Traffic Manager now supports Azure Web Sites

14 March 2014

Azure Traffic Manager is extending support to manage and load balance Azure Web sites. This feature is available for all web sites in the Standard tier. This integration brings the benefits of Traffic Manager, previously available only for Cloud Services, to Azure Web sites-based deployments.  Key Traffic Manager scenarios now enabled for Azure Web sites include:
  • High availability: Use multiple deployments in separate data centers, with built-in health monitoring and automatic failover
  • Improved performance: By geo-distributing deployments in Azure data centers in multiple locations, and routing end users to their closest deployment, latency is reduced and the end-user experience improved
  • Seamless upgrade: Take one deployment offline, whilst using Traffic Manager to route user traffic to a different deployment
In addition, you can combine Cloud Services and Azure Websites in a single Traffic Manager policy.  This enables new scenarios such as failover to an Azure Web sites-based holding page if your Cloud Service is unavailable. For details on how to use this feature, see Traffic Manager on MSDN

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