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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

Reviewing the security architecture map

In this section, we will browse the main security-related services, with a special focus on identity, the cloud's primary defense layer. Our objective is to make you realize the importance of identity in Azure. We already covered most of the network plumbing in Chapter 3, Infrastructure Design, so we will now essentially review some service-specific network features. We will also look at the various encryption possibilities, and more globally, how to handle your security posture. Figure 7.1 shows the security areas that we will explore:

Figure 7.1 – The security architecture map

Figure 7.1 – The security architecture map

Important note

To see the full security architecture map (Figure 7.1), you can download the PDF file at

Our map has six top-level groups:

  • RECURRENT SERVICES: We will see the different...