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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

Building a Scalable Entry Point for Your Service with Azure Front Door

Building a highly scalable and worldwide application requires experience and the right toolset. Connecting clients from various areas and offering them the very same level of performance and functionalities is often one of the key requirements of an application. With Azure Front Door, you can connect your services with high-performing edge locations, load-balance with ease, and control traffic via firewalls and custom forwarding rules.

Understanding global load-balancing options such as Azure Front Door will help you build scalable architectures and applications that can reach customers across the globe.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • When to use Azure Front Door
  • Load balancing with Azure Front Door
  • Implementing Uniform Resource Locator (URL) rewrites and redirects