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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

Security baseline and considerations

All cloud resources should consider security to be their priority. That said, you should always ensure that your service uses all the security features that are required for your business case. In Container Instances, you have access to the following security areas:

  • Networking
  • Monitoring and logging
  • Access control

There are, of course, even more areas to consider here:

  • Web access security
  • Data protection
  • Incident management
  • Pen testing

When creating a Container Instance service, you can configure network access and ports that are open in your instance of the service, as shown in the screenshot:

Figure 4.11 – Networking configuration

As you can see, there are three different types of networking available:

  • Public, which allows connections from everywhere
  • Private, which can integrate Container Instances with a network of your choice
  • None, which completely...