Differences between Azure Web Site and Azure Web Role

Main differences between two parts of Microsoft Azure 
23 August 2017   551

Let's figure out what are the differences between these two parts of Microsoft Azure. We've made two lists advantages for every part.

Web Roles give you several features beyond Web Apps (formerly Web Sites):

  • Ability to run elevated startup scripts to install apps, modify registry settings, install performance counters, fine-tune IIS, etc.
  • Ability to split an app up into tiers (maybe Web Role for front end, Worker Role for backend processing) and scale independently
  • Ability to RDP into your VM for debugging purposes
  • Network isolation
  • Dedicated virtual IP address, which allows web role instances in a cloud service to access IP-restricted Virtual Machines
  • ACL-restricted endpoints (added in Azure SDK 2.3, April 2014)
  • Support for any TCP/UDP ports (Web Sites are restricted to TCP 80/443)

Web Apps have advantages over Web Roles though:

  • Near-instant deployment with deployment history / rollbacks
  • Visual Studio Online, github, local git, ftp, CodePlex, DropBox, BitBucket deployment support
  • Ability to roll out one of numerous CMS's and frameworks, (like WordPress, Joomla, Django, MediaWiki, etc.)
  • Use of SQL Database or MySQL
  • Simple and fast to scale from free tier to shared tier to dedicated tier
  • Web Jobs
  • Backups of Web Site content
  • Built-in web-based debugging tools (simple cmd/powershell debug console, process explorer, diagnostic tools like log streaming, etc.)

Microsoft to Launch Blockchain Partnership in Taiwan

Microsoft Taiwan, Digital China and Hot Cool plan to use blockchain to improve the financial, e-commerce, entertainment, and other industries
04 July 2018   170

A subsidiary of the technological giant Microsoft Taiwan announced a blockchain cooperation with Chinese companies Digital China and Hot Cool. This is reported by CCN.

The Alliance will implement the technology of the distributed registry in the areas of finance, e-commerce and entertainment.

Taiwan has first-class engineering and technical talents, and their innovative thinking cannot be underestimated. At the same time, it carries a solid manufacturing and R&D foundation, plus Excellent geographical location, with the superior conditions for the development of blockchain application, I believe that Microsoft’s tooling in the strategic layout of the blockchain, and citing the global partner resources, is bound to be the vision of the industrial application of the blockchain.
 

Sun Jikang

General manager, Microsoft Taiwan

The companies plan to create new solutions in the cloud services of Microsoft Azure Blockchain Workbench and MPS from Hot Cool. According to the general manager of Microsoft Taiwan Sun Jikang, these platforms will improve the computing power and security of the blockchain products that Digital China will supply.

CEO Digital China Sana Yutao believes that the Azure Blockchain Workbench service will reduce the time to create a blockchain-infrastructure in China.

As part of the cooperation, Hot Cool will act as an intermediary between state and corporate cloud providers.