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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)
1
Section 1: Solution and Infrastructure
6
Section 2: Application Development, Data, and Security
10
Section 3: Summary

Section 2: Application Development, Data, and Security

Building cloud and cloud-native solutions means that you must be able to deal with heavily distributed architectures. We will guide you through some typical distributed patterns and how the ecosystem (Azure, K8s) can help you achieve more and better results. Building solutions does not solely mean building applications. It may also refer to pure data solutions, which you need to extract valuable insights and to help decision-makers make informed decisions. We will review the numerous data services and shed some light on how to combine traditional and modern data practices in Azure. Finally, whatever you build, it should be secure, so we will also focus on this very important dimension: security in the cloud.

We will cover the following topics in this section: