List of core technical capabilities required by a website to function at production scale.
When you are working on designing a new web site or migrating an existing one, this model will help you identify the core platform capabilities (cloud or on-premises) your web site needs to function at production scale. It is a simple model with capabilities listed as below. You can extend it however your want. I have also provided an example below on how to use it.
Web Site Capability Model
An Ecommerce SAMPLE website
In the future state, I have added two new features, Analytics (using Piwik) and Search (using ElasticSearch)
Website Capability Model for Music Store
Step-by-step procedure for adding search and analytics to Music Store is addressed in chapters 7 and 8 of my book.
To quickly deploy ElasticSearch and Piwik, you can also use the Windows Store App (Apps for Azure)
Get it here http://tinyurl.com/lt4dnpp
With Web Site Capability Model, you can quickly design or migrate a web site in the cloud or on-premises. The model provides you with a framework for analyzing risks, platform capabilities (e.g. Azure Web Sites versus Cloud Services versus Virtual Machines), and the ability for your web site to function at production scale. I have used this model several times successfully, and so can you.