MICROSOFT WINDOWS AZURE
USING THE REST API STORAGE SERVICE
When building an application on mydigitalstructure you can extend its inherent methods by blending in other platforms.
An key platform is the Microsoft Azure platform - with it's elastic application storage services.
The Windows® Azure™ storage services provide persistent, redundant storage in the cloud.
The storage services include these fundamental services:
- Blob service
- Queue service
- Table service
USING AZURE STORAGE SERVICES WITH MYDIGITALSTRUCTURE
The first step is to get an account with Windows Azure. You can get a trial version to test with.
Next step is to get the access keys that will allow you to access the storage service.
Once you have the keys you need to setup the account details in mydigitalstructure.
You can then store links to the resources in the context of this account and also the internal mydigitalstructure objects.
eg Against the contact person object you could store a link to a contract document stored on Azure
The MVC controller layer you get the links and then when the user clicks on it in the application - the resource is sourced from Azure.
Method to manage the links agains objects: SETUP_URL_MANAGE