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Azure Integration Guide for Business

By : Joshua Garverick, Jack Lee, Mélony Qin, Trevoir Williams
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Azure Integration Guide for Business

By: Joshua Garverick, Jack Lee, Mélony Qin, Trevoir Williams

Overview of this book

Azure Integration Guide for Business is essential for decision makers planning to transform their business with Microsoft Azure. The Microsoft Azure cloud platform can improve the availability, scalability, and cost-efficiency of any business. The guidance in this book will help decision makers gain valuable insights into proactively managing their applications and infrastructure. You'll learn to apply best practices in Azure Virtual Network and Azure Storage design, ensuring an efficient and secure cloud infrastructure. You'll also discover how to automate Azure through Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and leverage various Azure services to support OLTP applications. Next, you’ll explore how to implement Azure offerings for event-driven architectural solutions and serverless applications. Additionally, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge on how to develop an automated, secure, and scalable solutions. Core elements of the Azure ecosystem will be discussed in the final chapters of the book, such as big data solutions, cost governance, and best practices to help you optimize your business. By the end of this book, you’ll understand what a well-architected Azure solution looks like and how to lead your organization toward a tailored Azure solution that meets your business needs.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Why achieving scalability with Azure is important

Scalability on Azure is important for ensuring that your applications can effectively handle a growing user base while maintaining consistent performance levels. It enables your application to efficiently utilize resources for processes and deployment regardless of user load demands.

Consider a scenario where an application exhibits excellent performance and availability while catering to a small user base. However, as the user count begins to surge, the application’s performance and availability gradually decline. It struggles to handle the heightened load and demand, leading to noticeable performance degradation and availability challenges. This situation is commonplace in many businesses, emphasizing the critical importance of scalability.

Understanding scalability and harnessing Azure’s capabilities are essential for architects to ensure the seamless growth and adaptability of their applications.

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