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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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Security in the cloud

When implementing a solution architecture (on-premise or in the cloud) the aspect of protecting your data and your identity from malicious attacks is always one of the first things to consider, and especially because of the cloud's nature to be considered as a shared resource, things like identity management, access control, and privacy management must have a very high priority on your design.

Cloud computing security can be defined as a broad set of policies, technologies, and controls deployed to protect data, applications, and the associated infrastructure of cloud computing (Wikipedia).

Implementing security in the cloud is quite similar to implementing security on-premises, the only difference being that in the cloud, you don't have the costs of maintaining the hardware infrastructure and you have the facilities that the cloud platform gives security features built-in without extra costs (the main cloud vendors such as Microsoft with Azure have a strong and always...