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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

The solution architecture map

The purpose of the solution architecture map is to help solution architects find their way in Azure. We defined the duties of a solution architect in the previous chapter, which is typically an architect who assembles the different building blocks and services of a solution while considering the non-functional requirements. Solution architects engage with their specialized peers, who are often application, infrastructure, and security architects.

This solution architecture map, illustrated in Figure 2.1, does not alone regroup all the Azure services, nor does it cover all the possible use cases, but it can be used as a source of inspiration. Depending on the extent to which you want to practice solution architecture, we suggest that you carefully read every chapter of this book, to be able to consider the end-to-end aspects of a solution:

Figure 2.1 – The solution architecture map

Figure 2.1 – The solution architecture map

Important note

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