July 4, 2010
One key functionality of AppFabric that caught my attention was its caching feature also known as Velocity (Project Code Name). To quote MSDN:
“For Web applications, AppFabric provides caching capabilities to provide high-speed access, scale, and high availability to application data.“
Sounds interesting, especially as I am building a web application which is going to be hosted in a web farm. Instead of using ASP.NET’s built-in caching option, which is tied to a single AppDomain and thus one web server, I can opt to use a cache powered by AppFabric which is shared across web servers.
Let’s see it in action…