Windows Azure AppFabric Caching Service Released as a Production Service

Today we are excited to announce 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.

We provide 6 different cache size options for you to choose from, varying from 128MB to 4GB.  In order for customers to be able to start using the service and evaluate your needs we are running a promotion period in which we will not be charging for the service for billing periods prior to August 1, 2011.

To learn more about the Caching service please use the following resources:

The service is already available in our production environment at:

For questions on the Caching service please visit the Windows Azure Storage Forum.

Customers can take advantage of our free trial offer to get started with the Caching service and Windows Azure AppFabric. Just click on the image below and get started today!