Microsoft announced today that the Caching service has been released as a production service.
The Caching service is a distributed, in-memory, application cache service that accelerates the performance of Windows Azure and SQL Azure applications by allowing you to keep data in-memory and saving you the need to retrieve that data from storage or database.
There are going to be 6 different cache size options for you to choose from, varying from 128MB to 4GB.
The prices of the different cache sizes are the following:
· 128 MB cache for $45.00/month
· 256 MB cache for $55.00/month
· 512 MB cache for $75.00/month
· 1 GB cache for $110.00month
· 2 GB cache for $180.00/month
· 4 GB cache for $325.00/month
In order for you to be able to start using the service and evaluate your needs though, there is a promotional period in which you will not be charged for the service for billing periods prior to August 1, 2011.
The service is billed on a monthly basis, based on the cache size you sign up for. You can also sign up for more than one cache and use these multiple caches in order to get a total cache size that is different or bigger than the standard cache sizes we provide.
To learn more about the Caching service please use the following resources:
You can access the service at: http://appfabric.azure.com.