Hanselminutes Podcast 116 - Distributed Caching with Microsoft's Velocity
My one-hundred-and-sixteenth podcast is up. One of the big announcements coming out of TechEd this week was Microsoft' "Velocity" product, a distributed in-memory cache. I sit down with two of the architects of the project and try to get the real story. Check out Dare's excellent analysis of Velocity as well as the MSDN Page for Velocity where you can download the CTP1 and try it on your sites today.
Also check out memcached (Win32 port) and the unofficial memcached .net library as well as the ASP.NET providers for memcached as well as the providers on CodePlex. Hopefully we'll see some detailed benchmarks soon comparing Velocity and memcached. I'll also personally be looking at the Velocity APIs giving my feedback to the team for future CTPs.
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