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Create a Cache for Windows Azure Cache Service (Preview)

Caches in Cache Service (Preview) are created in the Management Portal. This section provides step-by-step guidance on creating a cache of Cache Service (Preview) in the Management Portal.

Cache Offerings and Planning Tools

Cache Service (Preview) provides Basic, Standard, and Premium cache offerings, each with a different set of options, sizes, and pricing, which allow you to configure exactly the right cache based on your application requirements.

To help you determine which cache offering and cache memory meet your application requirements, Cache Service (Preview) provides capacity planning guidance and a capacity planning spreadsheet. Enter your projected caching scenario, and use the guidance from the tool as a starting point for your cache settings.

After you deploy your application, monitor the health and performance of your cache using the Monitor tab for Cache in the Management Portal. As your application requirements and usage changes, scale your cache to meet the new usage scenarios.

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If this is your first time working with Cache Service (Preview) then you need to request access to the Cache Service preview program from the Windows Azure Management Portal. For more information, see Sign up for the Cache Service Preview Program.

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