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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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An overview of monitoring

As I wrote earlier, in the second part of the chapter I would like to tell you about the different possible solutions and offerings for monitoring that the Azure platform provides.

Take a look at the following diagram:

The key element in this overview is the Azure management portal. Each service offers its own monitoring capabilities via their respective dashboards.

Some services also have service-specific tools. This refers to tools that are installed locally but are nevertheless suitable for management and monitoring tasks in the cloud sector. The following are some examples:

  • SQL Management Studio
  • SQL Operations Studio
  • Service Bus Explorer

Other tools that can be used to monitor your cloud are the Microsoft System Center (SC) and the Microsoft OMS. SC is a suite of tools for all conceivable management and monitoring tasks in the on-premises area. So, SC is meant primarily for your local IT, but can also be used in its functionality for the cloud.

OMS is a cloud-based...