As those of you who read this blog regularly know, this web site runs WordPress on Microsoft Azure. WordPress runs within an Azure Web App and MySQL runs within an Azure VM running MySQL on Linux. To date, this solution has been rock solid, even running on a A0 shared CPU virtual machine.
For those wanting to build a more robust enterprise scale WordPress cluster, Microsoft has released a new Azure Resource Manager template that provisions a WordPress Azure Web Application backed by a cluster of MySQL servers through a load balancer.
The template is available in the Azure Marketplace.