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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)

Understanding Kubernetes cluster architecture

To start, let’s dive into the different Kubernetes architectures and have a look at each one of them in detail.

Upstream vanilla Kubernetes architecture

A Kubernetes cluster has a set of worker nodes that are responsible for running the actual containerized applications or workloads. A Kubernetes cluster can have as few as 1 or as many as 5,000 worker nodes, with the latest version being Kubernetes 1.27 at the time of writing this chapter.

For quick testing purposes, it is common to spin up a single node. However, in production environments, a Kubernetes cluster typically consists of multiple worker nodes to ensure high availability and fault tolerance.

Kubernetes follows a master/slave architecture, where one device or process acts as the master to control one or more slave nodes. This architecture facilitates efficient communication and coordination within the cluster.

In a general Kubernetes cluster architecture...