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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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Routing, load balancing, or more general traffic directions

In the last section of the chapter, we dealt with the various aspects of the subject of connectivity,  symbolically, the traffic network (or the road network) between the individual corner points of our VNets.

In this section, we will take a step forward and deal with topics such as routing and load balancing, and stay in the picture with traffic planning or traffic control.

The section itself is divided into two parts:

  • Some theory about routing and so on
  • Three specific offers of the Azure platform (Azure Load Balancer, Azure Traffic Manager, and Azure Application Gateway)


Let's start with a simple question: What is routing? Routing, in computer science or in telecommunication, means defining paths (or rather more precisely, defining the entire path, including all way-points) for message streams during message transmission in a network.

This is a very general explanation and therefore we should now look at the topic of routing...