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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)

Azure Application Gateway

Azure Application Gateway serves as a web traffic load balancer, facilitating the management of traffic directed toward your web applications. Unlike traditional load balancers, which function at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 – TCP and UDP) and direct traffic based on the source IP address and port to a destination IP address and port, Application Gateway has additional capabilities.

It can make routing determinations based on other aspects of an HTTP request, such as the URI path or host headers. For instance, it can direct traffic based on the incoming URL. If an incoming URL request matches a particular pattern, the traffic can be channeled to a dedicated pool of servers expressly set up for serving that kind of content.

Application Gateway includes the following features:

  • SSL/TLS termination: This typically leads to unencrypted traffic flowing to the backend servers, thus relieving web servers from the burdensome task of encryption...