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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)
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Chapter 7. Monitoring and Telemetry

In the last two chapters, I've tried to extend our current perspective on Azure to specific architectural aspects. These aspects affect our day-to-day work and therefore, the design process for our own Azure solutions.

So far, the focus has been on availability, performance, and scalability. All three themes have one thing in common. They only work with telemetry data and sophisticated monitoring solutions.

In order to fully deal with the topic, we will focus on monitoring and telemetry in this chapter.

This chapter is divided into two parts. In part one, we discuss the question of what type of data we are actually talking about. Then, in part two, I will introduce you to the possible solutions for capturing this data.

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

  • Telemetry data
  • An overview of monitoring
  • Azure management portal
  • System specific tools
  • Microsoft System Center
  • Microsoft Operations Management Suite (OMS)
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Application...