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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

Different hosting options for Azure Container Registry

In Azure, the recommended way of hosting a container image is using a service called Azure Container Registry (ACR). It is a Platform as a service (PaaS), which allows you to focus on uploading and managing images instead of configuring and maintaining a registry infrastructure.

Important Note

If you're looking for an alternative solution or Azure Container Registry doesn't satisfy your requirements, there are many different options available. You can, for example, use Project Quay or host your own Docker registry. Deployment details and configuration will be different for each of those solutions but ultimately give you the same result – your very own image registry that can be customized and modified as you wish. The downside is the need to manage all aspects of the solution – from infrastructure to authentication and updates.

Before we describe the hosting options for ACR, let's quickly...