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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

Delving into the most recurrent Azure security topics

In this section, we will focus on the most recurrent security features, which are highly discussed and that you will surely be confronted with. They are also not typical of the traditional on-premises security arsenal, which often makes security experts clueless on the matter. After reading this section, you will be more familiar and more confident in any upcoming security conversations. Let's start with Azure managed identities.

Exploring Azure managed identities in depth

Azure managed identities solve a problem that was around for ages: storing credentials. We know that we can use Azure Key Vault to store credentials, but we also know that you need another pair of credentials to access the credentials stored in Key Vault.

Where do you store them? We have a chicken and egg problem. That is exactly what managed identities solve. With managed identities, Azure will automatically generate a pair of credentials and make...