Redis Cache Service on Azure

We just previewed a Redis cache service on Azure.  A good writeup is also on ScottGu’s blog.

This is Redis hosted within azure as service. You can create a cache via the portal, and then access it via

Some highlights:

  1. Hosting Redis 2.8 on Azure VMs
  2. accessible via redis clients from any language. My recommendation for C# is Marc Gravell’s Stackexchange.Redis.
  3. Caches expose a SSL endpoint, and support the Auth command.
  4. The standard SKU provides a single-endpoint that’s backed by a 2-node Master/Slave cluster to increase availability. The service includes automatic failover detection and forwarding requests to the master so you get the persistence without needing to worry about it.
  5. There’s a redis session state provider for using redis from your ASP apps.

See the Getting Started Guide for how to jump right in.

Comments (2)
  1. Sean Feldman says:


    Thank you for the post. Question – your recommendation for StackExchange.Redis package is based on what criteria? There are many other implementations, and I wonder why not something like ServiceStack.Redis (…/ServiceStack.Redis) is recommended that has stronger documentation and bigger user base?

    Thank you,


  2. Deepak Gupta says:

    After I created a couple of Redis caches, they are always showing up in "Loading…" status on the Portal.  Any idea if this is system issue or whether I did something wrong?  I'm able to use them from my client application but I'd like to delete one of them.

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