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cannot determine how to add new cache service in the portal - option is completely missing RRS feed

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  • there used to be an option to add the new cache service from the "add" option at the main page of the managment portal for azure - but that's now missing - how can this be added?
    Monday, May 12, 2014 8:10 PM

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  • Hi,

    >>there used to be an option to add the new cache service

    The new cache service is Azure Redis Cache? Azure Redis(Preview) is easy to use. Just provision a cache using the new Azure Management Portal Preview and call into its end point using any client that supports Redis. Refer to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn690523.aspx for more details. If I misunderstand, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Jambor


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    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 8:35 AM
  • actually I was looking to add a new managed cache service - i did not realize until today that azure added yet another option of redis cache

    I'm looking to use a cache just for session state management - so that I can move off of using sql azure database for my session state. then later on for optimization of my app by having often accessed lists of objects in cache memory instead of getting them from sql azure database

    what is the difference between the functionality and pricing of redis cache in azure compared to the managed cache service?

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:52 AM
  • here's what the adding cache page used to look like from the main azure mgmt portal - now this option is GONE

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:58 AM
  • Actually, you can still create an Azure Managed Cache, but for some reason you can only create it via PowerShell. As for Redis, this can be create from the new portal only (http://portal.azure.com).

    Here's the link on creating an Azure Managed Cache from PowerShell https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-tools/wiki/Managed-Cache, and here some documentation on Redis and using it as a key-value pair cache store: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/cache-dotnet-how-to-use-azure-redis-cache/. You can also use your Azure Redis Cache as a SessionState provider: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn690522.aspx

    Alex

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 2:17 PM
  • actually I was looking to add a new managed cache service - i did not realize until today that azure added yet another option of redis cache

    I'm looking to use a cache just for session state management - so that I can move off of using sql azure database for my session state. then later on for optimization of my app by having often accessed lists of objects in cache memory instead of getting them from sql azure database

    what is the difference between the functionality and pricing of redis cache in azure compared to the managed cache service?


    I have the same question. removing the ability to create a managed cache from the portal implies IMO that customers should focus on Redis. Requiring a customer to use PS to provision a core Azure feature is not an easy conversation to have.
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:23 PM
  • When you adopt a cache mechanism, also keep in mind that:

    1. Azure Managed Cache is GA, meaning that it also offer SLA
    2. Redis is in Preview yet, meaning that there's no SLA

    From the pricing perspective though, Redis is currently free (all tiers, all scales).

    Alex

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 9:40 PM