When building and designing applications for the cloud you need to overcome a lot of challenges, such as performance, availability, data management, and resilience. In this course, Cloud Design Patterns for Azure: Availability and Resilience, you'll learn the design patterns that will make your cloud applications resilient to failure, and keep them up and running. First, you'll learn how to buffer workloads with the queue-based load leveling pattern. Next, you'll explore how to use the retry pattern for failed requests. Finally, you'll cover how to keep your application alive with the throttling pattern. When you've finished this course, you'll have a fundamental knowledge of the design patterns that will help you to design and build highly available and resilient cloud-based applications.