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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

Gaming scenarios

For our gaming architectures, we're launching from our basic data discussions in Chapter 6, Data Architecture. We have three architectures that span two important gaming scenarios. First, we achieve low latency with a LAMP architecture. Then we'll look at two architectures that provide different perspectives (open source and full service) on data architecture for the gaming industry.

Low-latency multiplayer gaming

First, you'll explore the open source LAMP architecture, which stands for a specific stack: a Linux Ubuntu VM (L), Apache web server (A), MySQL (M), and PHP (P). Azure Load Balancer gives the client the IP address from the DNS. The VMs read info from Azure Cache for Redis and read/write to/from Azure Database for MySQL.

More information

This architecture provides robust instructions on calculating the associated costs:

LAMP Gaming Reference Architectures: