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Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure

By : Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz
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Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure

By: Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan, Gunther Lenz

Overview of this book

Microsoft is now one of the most significant contributors to Kubernetes open source projects. Kubernetes helps to create, configure, and manage a cluster of virtual machines that are preconfigured to run containerized applications. This book will be your guide to performing successful container orchestration and deployment of Kubernetes clusters on Azure. You will get started by learning how to deploy and manage highly scalable applications, along with understanding how to set up a production-ready Kubernetes cluster on Azure. As you advance, you will learn how to reduce the complexity and operational overheads of managing a Kubernetes cluster on Azure. By the end of this book, you will not only be capable of deploying and managing Kubernetes clusters on Azure with ease, but also have the knowledge of best practices for working with advanced AKS concepts for complex systems.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Section 1: The Basics
Section 2: Deploying on AKS
Section 3: Leveraging Advanced Azure PaaS Services in Combination with AKS

Connecting an App to an Azure Database - Authorization

This chapter will take you through the process of connecting to an Azure Database. A connection to one or multiple databases can build the backbone for almost every commercial application. Therefore, we will discuss the benefits of using a hosted database versus running StatefulSets on Kubernetes itself. In addition, we will show you aspects of security, backup, disaster recovery (DR), authorization, and audit logging. The independent scaling of the database and the cluster will also be explored. We will break down the discussion of this chapter into the following topics:

  • Extending an app to connect to an Azure Database
  • Restoring from backup
  • Reviewing audit logs
  • DR options