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The Azure Cloud Native Architecture Mapbook

By : Stéphane Eyskens, Ed Price
Book Image

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 monitoring

Figure 3.4 is the same as the one we had in Chapter 2, Solution Architecture. In this section, we will explain a typical approach to monitoring Azure applications with native tools. The usage of Splunk, or any other third party, is beyond the scope of the book:

Figure 3.4 – Zooming in on monitoring

Figure 3.4 – Zooming in on monitoring

When an application is deployed to Azure, we must do the following:

  • Monitor the application events. This can be achieved with Application Insights. Note that very recently, Microsoft launched workspace-based Application Insights, which in a nutshell couples Azure Application Insights and Log Analytics together.
  • Monitor the Azure services, health. This can be achieved by redirecting diagnostic logs to Log Analytics.
  • Define alerts on standard metrics or specific diagnostic log events.

Firstly, it is important to distinguish between logs and metrics. Log data can be used to perform root-cause analysis of a...