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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

Getting started with the Azure CLI, PowerShell, and Azure Cloud Shell

In this section, we will give you a glimpse of the Azure CLI and PowerShell from within Azure Cloud Shell. Our goal is not to make you become a scripting rock star, but to just make you familiar with the two approaches. Of course, client tools may be used to provision resources, but they can also interact with Azure in general. Even if you provision everything through CI/CD pipelines, with ARM templates or Terraform, you will still need to retrieve information about the deployed resources. Therefore, we will first focus on getting Azure insights with the client tools in our next section.

Playing with the Azure CLI from within Azure Cloud Shell

As stated before, the Azure CLI should be your default choice when interacting with Azure. If you want to install the Azure CLI locally on your machine, follow the instructions given at For the sake of simplicity...