Republished with Permission - Original
Last month we released a beta of the Microsoft Web Farm
Framework. The Microsoft Web Farm Framework is a free product we are shipping
that enables you to easily provision and mange a farm of web servers. It
enables you to automate the installation and configuration of platform components
across the server farm, and enables you to automatically synchronize and deploy
ASP.NET applications across them. It also supports integration with load
balancers - and enables you to automate updates across your servers so that
your site/application is never down or unavailable to customers (it can
automatically pull servers one-at-a-time out of the load balancer rotation,
update them, and then inject them back into rotation).
The Microsoft Web Farm Framework is a
1 MB download, and can be installed on IIS 7 and above. It is available for
free. You can download the first preview of this beta here: x86 / x64.