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Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

By : Kamil Mrzygłód
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Book Image

Azure for Developers. - Second Edition

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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 ways of hosting containerized applications

As already mentioned in the previous chapter, to host a containerized application using any kind of service provider, you will need a container registry. Once a registry is deployed, you can push your images there. This process can be easily visualized with the help of the following diagram:

Figure 3.1 – A high-level diagram of a container image life cycle

Once an image is available inside your registry, it can be used by any kind of container platform available on the market, assuming it can authenticate with Authentication Context Class Reference (ACR). If we consider Azure only, there are several ways to run an application using its container image:

  • Using ACR Tasks
  • Running an image using Azure Container Instances (to be discussed in Chapter 4, Using Azure Container Instances for Ad Hoc Application Hosting)
  • Deploying a virtual machine with support for running containers and running...