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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

Zooming in on the different workload types

In the following sections, we will take a closer look at some typical use cases and cross-cutting concerns that solution architects deal with (we refer to these workload types as categories). Separating the map into smaller sections makes it easier to digest and understand. Let's begin by looking at Systems of Engagement (SoE).

Understanding systems of engagement

This category regroups all the services that belong to the frontend layer, such as user interfaces, mobile apps, and every channel that helps engage with first and third parties:

Figure 2.2 – The SoE category

Figure 2.2 – The SoE category

In Figure 2.2, the SoE category map includes four top-level groups:

  • UI

The miscellaneous group includes CDN and Media Services. Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) helps you reduce your load times for more responsive customer interactions. If you are working with rich...