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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


Have you ever visited a large city on your own? Sometimes you get lost, and sometimes you lose time. However, you can make your trip more valuable by taking an expert-guided tour. That's what this book is: an expert-guided tour of Azure. Our different maps will be your compass to sail the broad Azure landscape. The Microsoft cloud platform offers a wide range of services, providing a million ways to architect your solutions. This book uses original maps and expert analysis to help you explore Azure and choose the best solutions for your unique requirements. Beyond maps, the book is inspired by real-world situations and challenges. We will share typical and cross-industry concerns to help you become a better Azure architect. Our real-world-inspired architecture diagrams and use cases should put you in a better position to tackle your own challenges. Although an architecture role may be high-level, we also wanted to dive deeper into some topics and make you work harder on some use cases. In this respect, you will have some hands-on work to do too. However, our primary objective is to make you stronger in the various architecture disciplines that are scoped to Azure and that every Azure architect should be comfortable with.