Windows Azure Load Balancer

All public facing compute resources in Windows Azure sit behind a load balancer. It provides round robin load balancing.
It does not check the health of the compute resources as that is the responsibility of Fabric Controller application.
As a result of this things like sticky sessions are not supported.
Virtual Machines and Roles that are a part of Azure Virtual Network do not sit behind a load balancer.
At this time Windows Azure platform does not support load balancing internal end points.
Load balancer has a timeout 4 minutes. This cannot be configured by users. You will not typically run into this timeout because default IIS Timeout is much lower.

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