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The Azure Cloud Native Architecture Mapbook

By : Stéphane Eyskens, Ed Price
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The Azure Cloud Native Architecture Mapbook

By: Stéphane Eyskens, Ed Price

Overview of this book

Azure offers a wide range of services that enable a million ways to architect your solutions. Complete with original maps and expert analysis, this book will help you to explore Azure and choose the best solutions for your unique requirements. Starting with the key aspects of architecture, this book shows you how to map different architectural perspectives and covers a variety of use cases for each architectural discipline. You'll get acquainted with the basic cloud vocabulary and learn which strategic aspects to consider for a successful cloud journey. As you advance through the chapters, you'll understand technical considerations from the perspective of a solutions architect. You'll then explore infrastructure aspects, such as network, disaster recovery, and high availability, and leverage Infrastructure as Code (IaC) through ARM templates, Bicep, and Terraform. The book also guides you through cloud design patterns, distributed architecture, and ecosystem solutions, such as Dapr, from an application architect's perspective. You'll work with both traditional (ETL and OLAP) and modern data practices (big data and advanced analytics) in the cloud and finally get to grips with cloud native security. By the end of this book, you'll have picked up best practices and more rounded knowledge of the different architectural perspectives.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Section 1: Solution and Infrastructure
Section 2: Application Development, Data, and Security
Section 3: Summary

Banking and financial services scenarios

That brings us to the banking and financial services industries! Our first two architectures explore an infrastructure deployment scenario (banking system cloud transformation) and a blockchain scenario that provides on-demand compute (decentralized trust between banks).

Banking system cloud transformation

For our first architecture in this industry, Banking system cloud transformation on Azure, we're looking at a deployment that focuses on aspects of the solution's complete deployment ecosystem, which we first discussed in Chapter 2, Solution Architecture. The bank uses Docker to deliver the microservices containers to the Kubernetes cluster, which should be familiar as we saw a similar example in Chapter 3, Infrastructure Design.

This solution also leverages DevOps lessons learned in Chapter 4, Infrastructure Deployment, including important life cycle considerations, such as load testing and monitoring. It leverages the...