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Implementing Azure Cloud Design Patterns

By : Oliver Michalski, Stefano Demiliani
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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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IaaS I (Azure VMs)

If you want to run your services within Azure and Microsoft has no Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS) offering for that specific service, it is necessary to implement an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution in your environment.

Azure VMs is the IaaS offer from Azure. With VMs (based on Windows or Linux) you have the flexibility to realize your own workloads. These workloads include, in addition to the ability to deploy applications in the cloud, development and testing scenarios and also some enterprise workloads based on Red Hat, Ubuntu, SAP, IBM, and a lot more.

The basic idea behind this offer we now know, but how should we start now? If we look at the whole from the viewpoint of the software architect, the answer is relatively simple: we have to do some planning tasks.

The tasks are as follows:

  • Define the workloads for your application and the resources that the VMs need
  • Determine the resource requirements for each virtual machine with the...