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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


In this chapter, we covered the scaling of various services. You saw how this operation works for different application models—sometimes, you scale service instances and VMs, or simply, you do not control it and let the runtime do it for you. In fact, scaling services in the cloud is much easier than when using your own servers. You do not have to reconfigure load balancers, firewalls, routers, and servers. When using the scaling feature, always try to automate the process—manual scaling works only for very simple scenarios and tends to keep your servers underutilized.

In the next two chapters, we will cover two additional Azure services, Azure Content Delivery Network (Azure CDN) and Azure Traffic Manager, which help in keeping your applications available, even under heavy load.