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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 3: Infrastructure Design

In this chapter, we will focus on infrastructure architecture with Azure. Here, we will review the different concerns that every infrastructure engineer and architect has to deal with on a daily basis. More specifically, we will cover the following topics:

  • The Azure infrastructure architecture map
  • Zooming in on networking
  • Zooming in on monitoring
  • Zooming in on high availability and disaster recovery
  • Zooming in on backup and restore
  • Zooming in on HPC
  • The AKS Architecture Map and a reference architecture for microservices

We will provide a 360˚ view of what it means to build infrastructure with Azure, including the most common practices and pitfalls. We will also see how challenging it is to have a consistent and coherent disaster recovery approach by walking you through a concrete real-world use case on a globally distributed API offering. Last but not least, we will dedicate a good part of this chapter to...