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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


In this chapter, we briefly explained what the benefits are of a CI/CD pipeline and of DevOps tooling in general. We also highlighted how challenging it can be to have a fully functioning factory.

We made it clear that there is only one ruler in Azure's IaC world: the ARM endpoint. All the imperative and declarative tools and languages ultimately talk to the ARM endpoint. We shed some light on Terraform, native ARM templates, and Azure Bicep, ARM's next-generation language. Beyond imperative tools and declarative languages, we explored how to set the different elements to music with Azure DevOps. Concepts explained for Azure DevOps also apply to other platforms. By now, you should have understood that a fully functioning factory leveraging IaC is a vital element for building and provisioning cloud solutions. You should have gained sufficient knowledge to get started with your own factory, or to accompany DevOps teams on their CI/CD journey.

IaC is a key part...