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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

Understanding cloud and cloud-native development

Before going further into the substance of the map, let's introduce the notion of cloud and cloud-native development, which you might not be familiar with. The cloud is a particular ecosystem, and we should ideally leverage its unique capabilities to minimize frictions and frustrations. The best way to achieve this goal is to develop cloud and cloud-native applications. Developing cloud and cloud-native solutions also transforms the way we design applications and the type of frameworks we might use or build, and that is what we are going to explore in this section.

One of the biggest challenges when starting to work with cloud and cloud-native approaches is the fact that applications are distributed. In traditional IT, we still have many monoliths, or in the best case, we work with Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOA has proven its value and is certainly still future proof; however, as always, the IT world has evolved, and...