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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
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Book Image

Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Kamil Mrzygłód

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure is currently one of the fastest growing public cloud service providers thanks to its sophisticated set of services for building fault-tolerant and scalable cloud-based applications. This second edition of Azure for Developers will take you on a journey through the various PaaS services available in Azure, including Azure App Service, Azure Functions, and Azure SQL Databases, showing you how to build a complete and reliable system with ease. Throughout the book, you’ll discover ways to enhance your skills when building cloud-based solutions leveraging different SQL/NoSQL databases, serverless and messaging components, containerized solutions, and even search engines such as Azure Cognitive Search. That’s not all!! The book also covers more advanced scenarios such as scalability best practices, serving static content with Azure CDN, and distributing loads with Azure Traffic Manager, Azure Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door. By the end of this Azure book, you’ll be able to build modern applications on the Azure cloud using the most popular and promising technologies to make your solutions reliable, stable, and efficient.
Table of Contents (32 chapters)
Part 1: PaaS and Containers
Part 2: Serverless and Reactive Architecture
Part 3: Storage, Messaging, and Monitoring
Part 4: Performance, Scalability, and Maintainability

Handling outages and disasters

If you make Azure Service Bus the center of your architecture—a service that is responsible for integrating dozens of services and handling communication—you must make sure that it is replicated and invulnerable to disasters. There are two topics to consider here—disaster recovery (DR) and handling outages. As those terms are completely different concepts, you have to both understand them and be able to implement a solution in case unexpected issues and accidents occur. In the last section of this chapter, you will learn how Azure Service Bus can be made into a durable cloud component on which you and your applications can rely.


When a disaster happens, you may lose a part or all of your data. In general, a disaster is defined as a temporal or permanent loss of the whole service, with no guarantees that it will become available again. Such disasters are floods, earthquakes...