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Implementing Azure Cloud Design Patterns

By : Oliver Michalski, Stefano Demiliani
Book Image

Implementing Azure Cloud Design Patterns

By: Oliver Michalski, Stefano Demiliani

Overview of this book

A well designed cloud infrastructure covers factors such as consistency, maintenance, simplified administration and development, and reusability. Hence it is important to choose the right architectural pattern as it has a huge impact on the quality of cloud-hosted services. This book covers all Azure design patterns and functionalities to help you build your cloud infrastructure so it fits your system requirements. This book initially covers design patterns that are focused on factors such as availability and data management/monitoring. Then the focus shifts to complex design patterns such as multitasking, improving scalability, valet keys, and so on, with practical use cases. The book also supplies best practices to improve the security and performance of your cloud. By the end of this book, you will thoroughly be familiar with the different design and architectural patterns available with Windows Azure and capable of choosing the best pattern for your system.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Title Page
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Chapter 2. Compute Design and Management

In the last chapter, I tried to give you a first insight into the Azure platform with a comprehensive introduction. Now, the question arises is how is it going? At least from the viewpoint of the software architect, the question is easy to answer: first, we must make decisions about the technologies used.

OK, now I have to be honest. There is no simple answer. The reasons for this are:

  • The large number of available technologies
  • The ability to combine offered technologies (typical example: Azure Service Fabric - also known as Azure microservices with Azure Container Services)

But let us return to the keyword decisions now. The decisions that we have to make as a software architect are usually in two areas:

  • Compute: Compute is the area in which you deploy (host) your applications. This can, for example, be done as an Azure VM, but it is also conceivable within a microservices architecture.
  • Data storing and processing: This area is quickly explained. No application...