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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 6. Performance and Scalability

After an in-depth look at the Azure platform in the first four chapters, I started in the last chapter to expand our viewpoint on special architectural aspects that influence our daily work, and thus also the design process for our own Azure solutions.

The first topic we examined was the aspect of availability. Now we will expand this area and also look at the aspect of performance (and again the aspect of scalability).

To be clear, the issues of availability and performance go together; they are, strictly speaking, the two sides of the same coin. On the one hand, you are asked how many machines are available and, on the other hand, how strong or powerful these machines are.

The third theme, scalability, is then just a means to an end. How do I get more machines? How can I get more performance from my machine?

We will explore the following topics in detail in this chapter:

  • What is performance?
  • Service level objectives
  • Analyzing and interpreting performance...