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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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Analyzing and interpreting performance data

Now we want to integrate the subject of performance into our daily work. What do we have to do to achieve this goal? There is a simple answer: a lot of planning. In other words, we need to find the answers that suit the following questions.

What are our business workloads?

Now you might think, I operate (for example) an e-commerce application. What is this question about? There is a simple answer: the operation of the e-commerce application is only the highest level, in fact, the process comprises at least the following workloads:

  • Identifying customers
  • Registering new customers
  • Browsing products
  • Placing orders
  • Status of orders
  • All administrative tasks such as maintaining the product catalog or generating month-end reports

Why is knowledge about existing business workloads important to us?

Each of these workloads can have a different usage pattern, and each pattern can vary depending on external circumstances.

For instance, browsing products is likely to be...