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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 backup and restore

Backup and restore processes are also part of the broader disaster recovery picture. However, you might end up with a corrupted database or accidental data deletion, even in a non-disaster situation:

Figure 3.16 – Zoom-in on backup and restore

Figure 3.16 – Zoom-in on backup and restore

Figure 3.16 is far from being comprehensive, but it should give you the key aspects to consider for a good backup and restore strategy. Figure 3.16 includes four top-level groups:

  • NON-DB PAAS: This top-level group refers to managed services that are not related to database engines.
  • ON-PREMISES/CLOUD VM: This is applicable to both on-premises and cloud-hosted virtual machines.
  • STORAGE ACCOUNTS: AzCopy is usually used to push and pull data to/from storage accounts.
  • PAAS DB: This top-level group relates to database-specific managed services.

We first distinguish database services from other PaaS services, because the way to back up and restore them is...