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Mastering Azure Serverless Computing

By : Lorenzo Barbieri, Massimo Bonanni
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Mastering Azure Serverless Computing

By: Lorenzo Barbieri, Massimo Bonanni

Overview of this book

Application development has evolved from traditional monolithic app development to using serverless options and microservices. This book is designed to guide you through using Microsoft's Azure Functions to process data, integrate systems, and build simple APIs and microservices. You will discover how to apply serverless computing to speed up deployment and reduce downtime. You'll also explore Azure Functions, including its core functionalities and essential tools, along with understanding how to debug and even customize Azure Functions. In addition to this, the book will take you through how you can effectively implement DevOps and automation in your working environment. Toward the concluding chapters, you'll cover some quick tips, troubleshooting techniques, and real-world serverless use cases that will help you make the most of serverless computing. By the end of this book, you will have gained the skills you need to develop and deliver cost-effective Azure serverless solutions.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
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Section 1: Azure Functions 2.0 Fundamentals
Section 2: Azure Functions 2.0 Deployment and Automation
Section 3: Serverless Orchestration, API Management, and Event Processing
Section 4: Real-World Serverless Use Cases

Azure Container Instances

ACI is a serverless container engine that can be used when you want to run your containers for a limited amount of time during the day, when you need fast provisioning but don't need advanced orchestration capabilities, or when you need to handle peaks in your AKS infrastructure (using virtual nodes).

ACI provides all the scheduling and managing capabilities of a traditional orchestrator, but it's optimized to handle a single container, not a set of containers. You can run as many containers as you need, but each of them is independent of the others. With ACI, you don't need to think about the underlying VM infrastructure since all the resources are managed by Azure and are fully transparent.

With ACI, you only pay for the amount of time that your container is running, and you don't need to set up any infrastructure.

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