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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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What is performance?

Let's start with a simple answer: performance is a unit of mass for data processing speed (in other words, for the number of calculations in a given period of time). Performance is measured at the system level (system performance) or determined for individual parts of the computer (for example, CPU performance or graphics processing unit (GPU) performance).

If that were the answer, we could stop now, but unfortunately, the situation in real life is not that easy.

As software architects, we are not, or are only marginally, interested in the system's performance. Instead, we are interested in the performance of our application (application performance) and it depends on several factors.

This includes the following:

  • The code base of your application
  • The performance of the underlying Azure services (components performance)

Regarding performances of the Azure services, the initial situation is more complicated for us because there are no uniform criteria for the performance terms...