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Migrating Applications to the Cloud with Azure

By : Sjoukje Zaal, Amit Malik, Sander Rossel, Jason Marston, Mohamed Waly, Stefano Demiliani
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Migrating Applications to the Cloud with Azure

By: Sjoukje Zaal, Amit Malik, Sander Rossel, Jason Marston, Mohamed Waly, Stefano Demiliani

Overview of this book

Whether you are trying to re-architect a legacy app or build a cloud-ready app from scratch, using the Azure ecosystem with .NET and Java technologies helps you to strategize and plan your app modernization process effectively. With this book, you’ll learn how to modernize your applications by using Azure for containerization, DevOps, microservices, and serverless solutions to reduce development time and costs, while also making your applications robust, secure, and scalable. You will delve into improving application efficiency by using container services such as Azure Container Service, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and more. Next, you will learn to modernize your application by implementing DevOps throughout your application development life cycle. You will then focus on increasing the scalability and performance of your overall application with microservices, before learning how to add extra functionality to your application with Azure serverless solutions. Finally, you’ll get up to speed with monitoring and troubleshooting techniques. By the end of this book, you will have learned how to use the Azure ecosystem to refactor, re-architect, and rebuild your web, mobile, and desktop applications.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Free Chapter
Planning Application Modernization
Implementing Containerization and DevOps in a Development Cycle
Building a Web and Microservices Architecture on Azure
Going Serverless and Deploying to the Cloud
Planning for Security, Availability, and Monitoring

Using Visual Studio with Azure

Visual Studio has been around for decades now and is one of the most popular IDEs among developers. Microsoft has enabled a strong integration between Visual Studio and Azure at each layer, right from development to publishing. Using Visual Studio brings certain benefits, such as the following:

  • Developing apps for Azure directly from your development box: With a wide range of templates, plugins, and tools for Azure available, you can directly develop your app for the cloud, write and test locally, and deploy to Azure directly, without changing a single line of code. 
  • Deploying faster with DevOps: Visual Studio integrates very well with Azure DevOps Services, including Azure boards, repositories, pipelines, and so on. You can perform all the DevOps tasks you'd want right from your Visual Studio console, including raising a PR and...