Azure for Architects

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Azure for Architects

Ritesh Modi

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Book Details

ISBN 139781788397391
Paperback358 pages

Book Description

Over the years, Azure cloud services has grown quickly, and the number of organizations adopting Azure for their cloud services is also gradually increasing. Leading industry giants are finding that Azure fulfills their extensive cloud requirements.

This book will guide you through all the important and tough decision-making aspects involved in architecturing a Azure public cloud for your organization. The book starts with an extensive introduction to all the categories of designs available with Azure. These design patterns focus on different aspects of cloud such as high availability, data management, and so on.

Gradually, we move on to various aspects such as building your cloud structure and architecture. It will also include a brief description about different types of services provided by Azure, such as Azure functions and Azure Analytics, which can prove beneficial for an organization. This book will cover each and every aspect and function required to develop a Azure cloud based on your organizational requirements.

By the end of this book, you will be in a position to develop a full-fledged Azure cloud.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Infrastructure as a Service
Platform as a Service
Software as a Service
What is Azure?
Azure as an intelligent cloud
Azure Resource Manager
Virtualization
Containers
Docker
Interacting with intelligent cloud
Summary
Chapter 2: Azure Design Patterns
Azure zones and regions
Virtual network
Storage
Design patterns
Summary
Chapter 3: Designing High Availability
High Availability
Azure High Availability
Load balancing
Azure Traffic Manager
Architectural considerations for High Availability
Best practices
Summary
Chapter 4: Implementing Scalability
Scalability
Scalability versus performance
Azure scalability
Virtual machine scale sets
Scaling best practices
Summary
Chapter 5: Cloud Security
Security
Azure security
Summary
Chapter 6: Designing IoT Solutions
IoT
IoT architecture
Azure IoT
IoT hubs
High availability
Summary
Chapter 7: Designing and Implementing Data Solutions
Azure SQL
Azure SQL scaling out
Stream analytics
Azure data factory
Azure Data Lake
Azure Data Lake store
Azure Data Lake analytics
Azure SQL data warehouse
Table storage
Summary
Chapter 8: Designing and Implementing Serverless Solutions
A short history of serverless
Serverless
Principles of serverless technology
Azure functions or functions as a service - FaaS
Azure functions advantages
Azure functions use cases
Types of Azure functions
Creating your first Azure function
Creating an event-driven function
Creating a connected architecture with functions
Summary
Chapter 9: Designing Policies, Locks, and Tags
Azure tags
Azure policies
Azure locks
Azure RBAC
Examples of implementing Azure governance features
Summary
Chapter 10: DevOps on Azure
What is DevOps?
DevOps practices
Visual Studio Team Services
Preparing for DevOps
DevOps for PaaS solutions
DevOps for virtual machine (IaaS) based solutions
DevOps for container based (IaaS) solutions
Azure automation
Azure for DevOps
Summary
Chapter 11: Cost Management
Understanding billing
Invoicing
Enterprise agreement customers
Usage and quotas
Resource providers
Usage and billing API
Azure pricing models
Azure pricing calculator
Best practices
Summary
Chapter 12: Monitoring and Auditing
Monitoring
Azure monitoring
Application insights
Log analytics
Executing runbooks on Alerts
Integrating Power BI
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Familiarize yourself with the components of the Azure Cloud platform
  • Understand the cloud design patterns
  • Use enterprise security guidelines for your Azure deployment
  • Design and implement Serverless solutions
  • See Cloud architecture and the deployment pipeline
  • Understand cost management for Azure solutions

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started
Infrastructure as a Service
Platform as a Service
Software as a Service
What is Azure?
Azure as an intelligent cloud
Azure Resource Manager
Virtualization
Containers
Docker
Interacting with intelligent cloud
Summary
Chapter 2: Azure Design Patterns
Azure zones and regions
Virtual network
Storage
Design patterns
Summary
Chapter 3: Designing High Availability
High Availability
Azure High Availability
Load balancing
Azure Traffic Manager
Architectural considerations for High Availability
Best practices
Summary
Chapter 4: Implementing Scalability
Scalability
Scalability versus performance
Azure scalability
Virtual machine scale sets
Scaling best practices
Summary
Chapter 5: Cloud Security
Security
Azure security
Summary
Chapter 6: Designing IoT Solutions
IoT
IoT architecture
Azure IoT
IoT hubs
High availability
Summary
Chapter 7: Designing and Implementing Data Solutions
Azure SQL
Azure SQL scaling out
Stream analytics
Azure data factory
Azure Data Lake
Azure Data Lake store
Azure Data Lake analytics
Azure SQL data warehouse
Table storage
Summary
Chapter 8: Designing and Implementing Serverless Solutions
A short history of serverless
Serverless
Principles of serverless technology
Azure functions or functions as a service - FaaS
Azure functions advantages
Azure functions use cases
Types of Azure functions
Creating your first Azure function
Creating an event-driven function
Creating a connected architecture with functions
Summary
Chapter 9: Designing Policies, Locks, and Tags
Azure tags
Azure policies
Azure locks
Azure RBAC
Examples of implementing Azure governance features
Summary
Chapter 10: DevOps on Azure
What is DevOps?
DevOps practices
Visual Studio Team Services
Preparing for DevOps
DevOps for PaaS solutions
DevOps for virtual machine (IaaS) based solutions
DevOps for container based (IaaS) solutions
Azure automation
Azure for DevOps
Summary
Chapter 11: Cost Management
Understanding billing
Invoicing
Enterprise agreement customers
Usage and quotas
Resource providers
Usage and billing API
Azure pricing models
Azure pricing calculator
Best practices
Summary
Chapter 12: Monitoring and Auditing
Monitoring
Azure monitoring
Application insights
Log analytics
Executing runbooks on Alerts
Integrating Power BI
Summary

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Paperback358 pages
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