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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

Provisioning and configuring a service

As you saw in the previous chapters, provisioning a service in Azure is a matter of choosing the right method. The easiest path is using the Azure portal, which has a graphical interface and various guidelines. You could also use a command-line interface (CLI) (the Azure CLI and Azure PowerShell are good choices) or deploy via an Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) solution – it depends on your experience and current need. To deploy Azure Container Instances, we will initially use the Azure portal and, in further exercises, switch to the Azure CLI.

In the Azure portal, locate the + Create a resource button, click on it to access the marketplace, and search for container instances:

Figure 4.1 – Searching for Azure Container Instances in Azure Marketplace

Select the displayed position (Container Instances) and then click on Create. You will see a wizard for service creation in which you will be able to enter all...