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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

To get the most out of this book

To enjoy the book and practice our hands-on exercises, you will of course need an Azure subscription, and for the bravest readers (those who are implementing our use cases), you'll also need Docker, Visual Studio 2019, and/or Visual Studio Code. All our code samples are built in .NET Core. From a higher-level perspective, you'll be able to quickly grasp the concepts in this book if you're already an architect or a senior developer/IT pro. Don't worry if you need to use Google from time to time (to look up names and terms); it's perfectly normal, as we explore the main architectural dimensions. (We do explain all the basic concepts, but to keep the content focused for senior developers, senior IT pros, and new architects, the book is written with a certain expectation of technical knowledge.)

If you are using the digital version of this book, we advise you to type the code yourself or access the code via the GitHub repository (the link is available in the next section). Doing so will help you avoid any potential errors related to the copying and pasting of code.