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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 reviewed how ecosystems prevail in modern applications. First, we took a detour to explain cloud and cloud-native development. We then explored our Azure Application Architecture Map. We zoomed in on the data scenarios and the cloud design patterns. Next, we explored EDAs and messaging architectures. Finally, we showed you what it looks like to develop a cloud application with microservices (and you might have just learned a lot about Dapr).

The time of developers crafting everything in code is over. Understanding and relying on ecosystems is the best path to build resilient and scalable solutions in a timely fashion. Professional cloud and cloud-native application architects must step back from the code and look at the broader picture. The application code should only be considered as a placeholder for business logic.

The non-functional requirements should never be handled in code anymore. The Azure and AKS ecosystems must be leveraged to their maximum...