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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)
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IaaS II (Azure Container Services)

Azure Container Services are a new variant of the classical Azure IaaS offer from Azure (descripted in the first section of this chapter), and they also use virtual machines as the technological base.

Two versions of the Azure IaaS are offered, and both are based on virtual machines, but Azure Container Services has some advantages over the older solution due to its additional functionality.

I will now take a closer look at these advantages and introduce Azure Container Services in detail.

What is an Azure Container Service?

An Azure Container Service helps you to create, configure, or manage a cluster of VMs. These clusters are preconfigured to run applications in so-called containers.

OK; this is a complete answer, but we should nevertheless take a deeper look.

Let's start with a comparison between the two Azure IaaS offers. The following diagram shows you the classic Azure IaaS offer, or in other words, Windows or Linux VMs on Azure:

As you can see, the offer...