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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

Chapter 1: Getting Started as an Azure Architect

In this chapter, we will focus on what an architect's role entails and explain the various cloud service models that are made available by the Microsoft Azure platform. We will describe how the numerous maps in this book are built, what they intend to demonstrate, and how to make sense of them.

More specifically, in this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Getting to know architectural duties
  • Getting started with the essential cloud vocabulary
  • Introducing Azure architecture maps
  • Understanding the key factors of a successful cloud journey

Our purpose is to help you learn the required vocabulary that is used across the book. You will also understand the duties of an Azure architect. We will explain the most frequently used service models and their typical associated use cases, which every Azure architect should know. We start smoothly, but beware that the level of complexity will increase as we go. Let's start by getting acquainted with the definition of an architect.