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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 4: Infrastructure Deployment

In Chapter 3, Infrastructure Design, we had a 360-degree view of the Azure and AKS infrastructure, but we have not yet seen how to get infrastructure components provisioned in Azure. This chapter focuses on one of the major enablers of the cloud, namely, Infrastructure as Code (IaC). More specifically, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
  • The Azure deployment map
  • Getting started with the Azure CLI, PowerShell, and Azure Cloud Shell
  • Diving into ARM templates
  • Getting started with Azure Bicep
  • Getting started with Terraform
  • Zooming in on a reference architecture with Azure DevOps

By the end of this chapter, we expect you to be acquainted with IaC concepts and technologies and you should be able to make the right choices for your own organization and your customers.