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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)

Functions as a service

FaaS is a cloud computing service model that allows developers to build, deploy, and manage serverless functions without worrying about the underlying infrastructure. Microsoft Azure offers Azure Functions, its FaaS offering, to enable developers to create event-driven, scalable, and easily maintainable applications.

One of the key benefits of FaaS is its scalability. Functions can be scaled automatically based on demand, so you only pay for the resources they use. Another advantage is its flexibility. Functions can be developed and deployed independently, so developers can focus on writing and maintaining the function’s code without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.

Because FaaS can simplify development and deployment in cloud applications, this is an attractive design pattern option for modern cloud-native applications that require fast development cycles and rapid scalability.

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