Scalable Umbraco CMS web app

Application Insights
Cache for Redis
SQL Database
Storage Accounts
Web Apps

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Medium Umbraco CMS web app configured to scale and optimal for high-traffic sites. It uses two web apps, one for your front-end app and the other for your back-office app, deployed in a single region with autoscaling enabled.

This solution is built on the Azure managed services: Azure SQL Database, Storage Accounts, Application Insights and Azure Cache for Redis. These services run in a high-availability environment, patched and supported, which allows you to focus on your solution instead of the environment it runs in.


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  • Run an Umbraco CMS on the Web Apps feature of Azure App Service with the front-end and back-office apps running on the same app.
  • Store your site's content in Azure SQL Database. The back-office web app and front-end web app use the same database. Use Azure SQL Database's features such as backup and high availability.
  • Storage Accounts: Store all your media in Azure Storage, so you can reduce I/O operation on the web app file server and improve performance.
  • Application Insights: Detect issues, diagnose crashes, and track usage in your web app with Application Insights. Make informed decisions throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Store session state and output cache on Azure Cache for Redis to improve performance and reduce the load on your web front ends.

Deploy this solution

Use the following pre-built template to deploy this architecture to Azure:

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