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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
5 (1)
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

When to use Azure Front Door

When building a scalable application, you must always consider how data will be delivered to your customers. Files, application programming interfaces (APIs), and web pages should always be available and—possibly—cached to improve performance and lower latency. When global reach is considered, you need to find a reliable service that not only serves static content but also allows for integration with a backbone network and works as the first line of defense against common attacks.

Azure Front Door is a unique solution for traffic management as it is deployed to Azure edge locations and leverages the backbone network of Microsoft to help route all requests in an optimal manner. The overall idea is presented in the following diagram:

Figure 22.1 – General routing concept for Azure Front Door

As you can see, when Azure Front Door is deployed and used in your communication path, the customer firstly connects...