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Related Patterns and Guidance

Related Patterns and Guidance

Develop your skills for autoscaling on Azure with this course from Cloud Academy. Learn how to improve your teams and development skills and understand how they relate to scalable solutions. What's more, in this course you can analyze and execute how to deal with transient faults.

This Course is made up of 19 lectures that will guide you through the process from beginning to end. 

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to develop applications for autoscale
  • Prepare for the Azure AZ-303 certification
  • Design and Implement code that addresses singleton application instances


Intended Audience

This course is recommended for:

  • IT Professionals preparing for Azure certification
  • IT Professionals that need to develop applications that can autoscale


There are no prior requirements necessary in order to do this training course, although an understanding of MS Azure will prove helpful



There are three key patterns that are relevant when developing for autoscaling. They include the throttling pattern, the competing consumers pattern, and the monitoring and diagnostics pattern. The throttling pattern refers to how an application can continue functioning while meeting SLAs even when increased demand places a heavy load on resources. This pattern can be used with autoscaling in order to prevent a system from being overwhelmed as the system scales out to meet demand. The competing consumers pattern refers to the implementation of a pool of service instances that can handle messages from any application instance. Service instances can be stopped and started via autoscaling to match the anticipated workload. Using this approach allows a system to process multiple messages at the same time in order to optimize throughput, improve scalability, improve availability, and to balance the workload. The monitoring and diagnostics pattern is vital for gathering information that can drive the autoscaling process.

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

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