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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

Azure Application Gateway as a Web Traffic Load Balancer

Many load-balancing solutions operate on Layer 4 in the OSI model. This means that they cannot make any decisions based on HTTP, which carries information relating to the URL or headers. With Azure Application Gateway, you can extend your current architecture with a service that offers features such as Web Application Firewall (WAF), static IPs, and zone redundancy.

By going through this chapter, you will learn another way of load balancing requests. In the previous chapter, we learned about a global load balancer – Azure Front Door. Azure Application Gateway can be used as either a separate solution or another element of your architecture that is connected to your applications in a tighter way.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Azure Application Gateway features
  • Configuring routing
  • Integrating with web applications
  • URL rewriting and redirects