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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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PaaS I (Azure App Services)

In the last two sections of this chapter, I have given you the most important facts about the offers in the area Azure IaaS. Now, we are leaving this area in the direction of the PaaS area.

What is a PaaS solution? A PaaS solution is a service or a complete service environment that allows you to deploy and run your own applications.

Let's go to the actual subject of this section: the Azure App Services. Azure App Services are defined as a service environment and are also a part of the Azure Execution Models.

Let's take a look at the first diagram:

As you can see, the Azure App Services currently consists of the following elements:

  • Web Apps: Web apps is simply the new name for the Azure websites execution model and does not really differ in its functionality from the previous component (by combining it with other app service elements, but there are extended possibilities).
  • Mobile Apps: Mobile apps is the new name for the Azure Mobile Services execution model and does...