Implement efficient design patterns for data management, high availability, monitoring and other popular patterns on your Azure Cloud
Author: Stefano Demiliani,Oliver Michalski
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
A hands-on guide to mastering Azure cloud design patterns and best practices. Key Features Master architectural design patterns in Azure. Get hands-on with implementing design patterns. Implement best practices for improving efficiency and security Book Description 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. What you will learn Learn to organize Azure access Design the core areas of the Azure Execution Model Work with storage and data management Create a health endpoint monitoring pattern Automate early detection of anomalies Identify and secure Azure features Who this book is for This book is targeted at cloud architects and cloud solution providers who are looking for an extensive guide to implementing different patterns for the deployment and maintenance of services in Microsoft Azure. Prior experience with Azure is required as the book is completely focused on design patterns.
Implementing cloud design, DevOps, IoT, and serverless solutions on your public cloud
Author: Ritesh Modi
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Your one stop guide to making the most out of Azure Cloud About This Book Get familiar with the different design patterns available in Microsoft Azure Develop Azure cloud architecture and a pipeline management system Get to know the security best practices for your Azure deployment Who This Book Is For If you are Cloud Architects, DevOps Engineers, or developers who want to learn key architectural aspects of the Azure Cloud platform, then this book is for you. Prior basic knowledge of the Azure Cloud platform is good to have. 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 In Detail 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. Style and approach This hands-on guide to the Azure Cloud platform covers different architectural concepts and implementations necessary for any enterprise scale deployment.
Prescriptive Architecture Guidance for Cloud Applications
Author: Alex Homer,John Sharp,Larry Brader,Masashi Narumoto,Trent Swanson
Publisher: Microsoft patterns & practices
Category: Application software
Cloud applications have a unique set of characteristics. They run on commodity hardware, provide services to untrusted users, and deal with unpredictable workloads. These factors impose a range of problems that you, as a designer or developer, need to resolve. Your applications must be resilient so that they can recover from failures, secure to protect services from malicious attacks, and elastic in order to respond to an ever changing workload. This guide demonstrates design patterns that can help you to solve the problems you might encounter in many different areas of cloud application development. Each pattern discusses design considerations, and explains how you can implement it using the features of Windows Azure. The patterns are grouped into categories: availability, data management, design and implementation, messaging, performance and scalability, resilience, management and monitoring, and security. You will also see more general guidance related to these areas of concern. It explains key concepts such as data consistency and asynchronous messaging. In addition, there is useful guidance and explanation of the key considerations for designing features such as data partitioning, telemetry, and hosting in multiple datacenters. These patterns and guidance can help you to improve the quality of applications and services you create, and make the development process more efficient. Enjoy!
Using Microsoft Azure
Author: Bill Wilder
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
If your team is investigating ways to design applications for the cloud, this concise book introduces 11 architecture patterns that can help you take advantage of cloud-platform services. You’ll learn how each of these platform-agnostic patterns work, when they might be useful in the cloud, and what impact they’ll have on your application architecture. You’ll also see an example of each pattern applied to an application built with Windows Azure. The patterns are organized into four major topics, such as scalability and handling failure, and primer chapters provide background on each topic. With the information in this book, you’ll be able to make informed decisions for designing effective cloud-native applications that maximize the value of cloud services, while also paying attention to user experience and operational efficiency. Learn about architectural patterns for: Scalability. Discover the advantages of horizontal scaling. Patterns covered include Horizontally Scaling Compute, Queue-Centric Workflow, and Auto-Scaling. Big data. Learn how to handle large amounts of data across a distributed system. Eventual consistency is explained, along with the MapReduce and Database Sharding patterns. Handling failure. Understand how multitenant cloud services and commodity hardware influence your applications. Patterns covered include Busy Signal and Node Failure. Distributed users. Learn how to overcome delays due to network latency when building applications for a geographically distributed user base. Patterns covered include Colocation, Valet Key, CDN, and Multi-Site Deployment.
Author: Marcus Young
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
This book is aimed at architects, solution providers, and those of the DevOps community who are looking to implement repeatable patterns for deploying and maintaining services in the Amazon cloud infrastructure. Prior experience using AWS is required as the book focuses more on the patterns and not on the basics of using AWS.
Build large-scale, real-world apps by effectively planning, deploying, and implementing Azure storage solutions
Author: Mohamed Waly
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
A step-by-step guide to get you up and running with Azure Storage services and helps you build solutions that leverage effective design patterns About This Book Discover best practices for designing and implementing Azure Storage for Azure VMs, and highly available apps Effectively plan, design, and implement SQL databases with Azure Protect your data with Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at Developers, IT Professionals, and even Database Admins who have experience of working on Microsoft Azure and want to make the most of Azure Storage services. Some knowledge of SQL Server will be beneficial. What You Will Learn Understand Azure Storage types and determine the appropriate one for your needs Design Azure Storage for Azure VMs according to best practices Design and implement your SQL Database on Azure according to best practices Learn how to work with Azure Backup Learn how to work with Azure Site Recovery Extend Azure Storage to StorSimple Monitor storage metrics and logs and customize the Azure monitoring dashboard Monitor and troubleshoot Azure Storage In Detail Microsoft Azure Storage is the bedrock of Microsoft's core storage solution offering in Azure. No matter what solution you are building for the cloud, you'll find a compelling use for Azure Storage. This book will help you get up-to-speed quickly on Microsoft Azure Storage by teaching you how to use the different storage services. You will be able to leverage secure design patterns based on real-world scenarios and develop a strong storage foundation for Azure virtual machines. You will start this book with an introduction to Microsoft Azure storage and how it can be used to build large-scale, real-world applications using Azure storage services such as blob, table, queue, and file. This book will also teach you about the different types of Azure Storage. You will then find out the best practices for designing your Azure VM storage, whether it is Windows based or Linux based and how to migrate your storage in different scenarios. You will learn also how to plan and implement your SQL database solution on Azure, and how to build your SQL database in different service models (IaaS/PaaS). Moreover, you will also learn best practices for dealing with Azure Backup, the role of Azure Site Recovery, and the solutions they offer in different scenarios. Finally, you will use StorSimple to unlock the maximum value from all of your data, and some tools that will help you manage your storage on-and off-premise (Azure), such as AzCopy and Storage Explorer. Monitoring your storage in no laughing matter, so you will learn to monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot it. Style and approach This book will provide an in-depth insight into properly designing your environment and saving money on your running workloads. Using cutting-edge examples, you will be able to efficiently monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot Azure Storage.
Modern development techniques for Dynamics 365 Business Central
Author: Stefano Demiliani,Duilio Tacconi
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Understanding the new Microsoft Extension model for development Key Features Develop solutions for Dynamics 365 Business Central Orient yourself with the new Microsoft Extension model for development Learn modern ways to develop with Dynamics 365 Business Central Book Description Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the new SaaS ERP proposition from Microsoft. This latest version has many exciting features guaranteed to make your life easier. This book is an ideal guide to Dynamics 365 Business Central and will help you get started with implementing and designing solutions for real-world scenarios. This book will take you through the fundamental topics for implementing solutions based on Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premise and SaaS). We'll see the core topics of the new development model (based on extensions) and we'll see how to create applications with the new Microsoft ERP proposition. The book begins by explaining the basics of Dynamics 365 Business Central and the Microsoft ERP proposition. We will then cover topics such as extensions, the new modern development model of Visual studio code, sandboxes, Docker, and many others. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to debug and compile extensions and to deploy them to the cloud and on-premise.You will also have learned how to create serverless business processes for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. What you will learn Develop solutions for Dynamics 365 Business Central Create a sandbox for extensions development (local or on cloud) Use Docker with Dynamics 365 Business Central Create extensions for Dynamics 365 Business Central Handle dependencies, translations and reporting Deploy extensions on-premise and to the cloud Create serverless processes with Dynamics 365 Business Central Understand source code management for AL Who this book is for This book is for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central solution developers and architects that needs to implement solutions based on the Microsoft's ERP (on-premise and SaaS).
Deploy and manage Azure containers and build Azure solutions with ease, 2nd Edition
Author: Florian Klaffenbach,Markus Klein,Sebastian Hoppe,Oliver Michalski,Jan-Henrik Damaschke
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Get up and running with Azure services and learn how to implement them in your organization Key Features Deploy Azure Services in a controlled and preconfigured environment Discover best practices and techniques for implementing Azure Solutions Build and deploy an app using Azure App Services Book Description Microsoft Azure offers numerous solutions that can shape the future of any business. However, the major challenge that architects and administrators face lies in implementing these solutions. Implementing Azure Solutions helps you overcome this challenge by enabling you to implement Azure Solutions effectively. The book begins by guiding you in choosing the backend structure for your solutions. You will then work with the Azure toolkit and learn how to use Azure Managed Apps to share your solutions with the Azure service catalog. The book then focuses on various implementation techniques and best practices such as implementing Azure Cloud Services by configuring, deploying, and managing cloud services. As you progress through the chapters, you’ll learn how to work with Azure-managed Kubernetes and Azure Container Services. By the end of the book, you will be able to build robust cloud solutions on Azure. What you will learn Create and manage a Kubernetes cluster in Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) Implement site-to-site VPN and ExpressRoute connections in your environment Explore the best practices in building and deploying app services Use Telemetry to monitor your Azure Solutions Design an Azure IoT solution and learn how to operate in different scenarios Implement a Hybrid Azure Design using Azure Stack Who this book is for If you’re an IT architect, IT professional, or DevOps engineer who plans to implement Azure Solutions for your organization, this book is for you.
A comprehensive, end-to-end study guide for the 70-533 certification with practice tests
Author: Melony QIN
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Develop skills and knowledge for provisioning and managing services in Microsoft Azure and implement infrastructure components Key Features Build and manage robust infrastructure solutions on Microsoft Azure Plan and implement Azure storage, backup, and recovery services Prepare and boost your confidence with certification-based mock tests and solutions Book Description Microsoft Azure is a prominent public cloud provider, recording the highest user base growth in the year 2017. Microsoft has prominent certifications that help architects, developers, and administrators gain hands-on knowledge while working on Azure. 70-533 is one such advanced-level certification, which deals with infrastructure solutions on Microsoft Azure. Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions starts with an overview of the certification and an introduction to Microsoft Azure. Next, you will learn how to plan and implement virtual machines and containers, followed by designing and implementing service apps. As you make your way through the chapters, you will learn how to implement and manage virtual networks and Azure identities, as well as the Active Directory infrastructure in a hybrid environment. In the concluding chapters, you will learn how to plan and implement storage and security, and business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategies. You will also automate and monitor cloud management operations in Azure. By the end of the book, you will have covered all of the modules, along with the practice questions at the end of each chapter, which will be extremely helpful in passing the 70-533 certification exam. What you will learn Explore cloud basics and gain an overview of Microsoft Azure Plan and implement virtual machines and containers for scalability and resilience Understand virtual networks' cross-premises connectivity Learn how to manage your Azure identities Plan and implement storage, security, and the BCDR strategy Automate and monitor cloud management operations in Azure Manage app services for resilience and availability Interacting with Azure Services by using ARM, the Azure CLI, and PowerShell Who this book is for Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions is for senior cloud professionals who already have experience working with the Azure ecosystem and want to take their knowledge to the next level. Prior knowledge of the Azure ecosystem is necessary.
Author: Namit Tanasseri,Rahul Rai
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Architect enterprise-grade, Microservice-based solutions using Microsoft Azure Service Fabric. About This Book Explore architectural patterns for building modern day Microservice-based systems Learn about Microsoft Service Fabric as a platform to host distributed Microservices Discover multiple options for hosting Microservices on heterogeneous, cross-platform environments Learn to configure Azure Service Fabric clusters for enterprise-grade service deployments Who This Book Is For The book is aimed at IT architects, system administrators, and DevOps engineers who have a basic knowledge of the Microsoft Azure platform and are working on, or are curious about, the concepts of Microservices and Microservice architecture. What You Will Learn Understand the basics of Microservices and how Microsoft Azure fits into the equation Master Azure Service Fabric architecture and services Explore Azure Service Fabric application programming models Comprehensive study of various architecture patterns for building enterprise-grade Microservices Manage and deploy Microservices on Azure Service Fabric An insight into the future of Microservices with containers and serverless computing In Detail Microsoft Azure is rapidly evolving and is widely used as a platform on which you can build Microservices that can be deployed on-premise and on-cloud heterogeneous environments through Microsoft Azure Service Fabric. This book will help you understand the concepts of Microservice application architecture and build highly maintainable and scalable enterprise-grade applications using the various services in Microsoft Azure Service Fabric. We will begin by understanding the intricacies of the Microservices architecture and its advantages over the monolithic architecture and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) principles. We will present various scenarios where Microservices should be used and walk you through the architectures of Microservice-based applications. Next, you will take an in-depth look at Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, which is the best–in-class platform for building Microservices. You will explore how to develop and deploy sample applications on Microsoft Azure Service Fabric to gain a thorough understanding of it. Building Microservice-based application is complicated. Therefore, we will take you through several design patterns that solve the various challenges associated with realizing the Microservices architecture in enterprise applications. Each pattern will be clearly illustrated with examples that you can keep referring to when designing applications. Finally, you will be introduced to advanced topics such as Serverless computing and DevOps using Service Fabric, to help you undertake your next venture with confidence. Style and approach This book introduces its readers to the concept of Microservices and Microsoft Azure Service Fabric as a distributed platform to host enterprise-grade Microservices. It then addresses common architectural challenges associated with the Microservice architecture, using proven architectural patterns.
Build large-scale, real-world apps using Azure networking solutions
Author: Mohamed Waly
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
A step-by-step guide to get you up and running with Azure Networking Services and help you build solutions that leverage effective design patterns Key Features Learn best practices for designing and implementing Azure Networking for Azure VMs Figure out the hidden secrets to designing a cost-effective environment Plan, design, and implement various connectivity scenarios in Azure Book Description Microsoft Azure networking is one of the most valuable and important offerings in Azure. No matter what solution you are building for the cloud, you'll fi nd a compelling use for it. This book will get you up to speed quickly on Microsoft Azure Networking by teaching you how to use different networking services. By reading this book, you will develop a strong networking foundation for Azure virtual machines and for expanding your on-premise environment to Azure. Hands-On Networking with Azure starts with an introduction to Microsoft Azure networking and creating Azure Virtual Networks with subnets of different types within them. The book helps you understand the architecture of Azure networks. You will then learn the best practices for designing both Windows- and Linux-based Azure VM networks. You will also learn to expand your networks into Azure and how to use Azure DNS. Moreover, you will master best practices for dealing with Azure Load Balancer and the solutions they offer in different scenarios. Finally, we will demonstrate how the Azure Application Gateway works, offering various layer-7 load balancing capabilities for applications. By the end of this book, you will be able to architect your networking solutions for Azure. What you will learn Understand Azure networking and use the right networking service to fulfill your needs Design Azure Networks for Azure VMs according to best practices Span your environment with Azure networking solutions Learn to use Azure DNS Implement Azure Load Balancer for highly available environments Distribute user traffic across the world via the Azure Traffic Manager Control your application delivery with Azure Application Gateway Who this book is for This book is for developers, IT professionals, and database admins who have prior experience of working on Microsoft Azure and want to make the most out of Azure Networking Services.
Implement, monitor, and manage important Azure services and components including IaaS and PaaS
Author: Mustafa Toroman
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Explore Azure services such as networking, virtual machines, web apps, databases, cloud migration, and security Key Features Understand Azure services to build, deploy, and manage workloads on cloud Learn in-depth core Azure services and work through real-world scenarios and case studies A concise and practical guide for learning cloud administration on Azure Book Description Azure continues to dominate the public cloud market and grow rapidly thanks to a number of recent innovations. Azure's wide range of services and support has led to a large number of customers switching to Azure cloud. Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure starts with the basics of Azure cloud fundamentals and key concepts of the cloud computing ecosystem and services. Then, you will gradually get acquainted with core services provided by Azure, including Azure VNet, types and assignments of IP addresses, and network security groups. You will also work on creating and administering Azure Virtual Machines, types of virtual machines (VMs), and design VM solutions based on computing workloads. As you make your way through the chapters, you will explore Azure App Service, discover how to host your web apps in Azure, and monitor and troubleshoot them. In the concluding chapters, you will learn more complex and abstract services, such as Azure Storage, Azure Backup, and Azure Site Recovery. You will also get to grips with Azure SQL Databases and the SQL on Azure VM concept. By the end of this book, you will have obtained practical experience of working with Azure services and Azure administration, along with maintaining, monitoring, and securing your Azure resources. What you will learn Understand the concepts of IaaS and PaaS Learn design patterns for Azure solutions Design data solutions in Azure Explore concepts of hybrid clouds with Azure Implement Azure Security in cloud Create and manage Azure resources with script-based tools Who this book is for Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure is for system administrators, cloud admins, cloud engineers, and DevOps engineers who are interested in understanding administration-related services in Azure. Prior experience of working with Azure is an added advantage.
Issues and Current Trends
Author: Beniamino Di Martino,Giuseppina Cretella,Antonio Esposito
This book offers readers a quick, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the most important methodologies, technologies, APIs and standards related to the portability and interoperability of cloud applications and services, illustrated by a number of use cases representing a variety of interoperability and portability scenarios. The lack of portability and interoperability between cloud platforms at different service levels is the main issue affecting cloud-based services today. The brokering, negotiation, management, monitoring and reconfiguration of cloud resources are challenging tasks for developers and users of cloud applications due to the different business models associated with resource consumption, and to the variety of services and features offered by different cloud providers. In chapter 1 the concepts of cloud portability and interoperability are introduced, together with the issues and limitations arising when such features are lacking or ignored. Subsequently, chapter 2 provides an overview of the state-of-the-art methodologies and technologies that are currently used or being explored to enable cloud portability and interoperability. Chapter 3 illustrates the main cross-platform cloud APIs and how they can solve interoperability and portability issues. In turn, chapter 4 presents a set of ready-to-use solutions which, either because of their broad-scale use in cloud computing scenarios or because they utilize established or emerging standards, play a fundamental part in providing interoperable and portable solutions. Lastly, chapter 5 presents an overview of emerging standards for cloud Interoperability and portability. Researchers and developers of cloud-based services will find here a brief survey of the relevant methodologies, APIs and standards, illustrated by case studies and complemented by an extensive reference list for more detailed descriptions of every topic covered.
Author: Chukri Soueidi
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Harness the power of Microsoft Azure services to build efficient cloud solutions About This Book Get to grips with the features of Microsoft Azure in terms of Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage Learn the how and when of using the right storage service for different business use cases Make use of Azure storage services in various languages with this fast-paced and easy-to-follow guide Who This Book Is For If you are an IT professional with basic knowledge of Microsoft Azure and want to learn Azure storage services, then this book is for you. Some familiarity with C# and Visual Studio is needed in order to utilize the examples present in the book. What You Will Learn/h2ulliGet familiar with Windows Azure Storage Service in terms of architecture and working/liliRecognize the libraries and tools offered by Azure storage, supporting several popular programming languages/liliKnow how the storage services expose their resources as REST APIs and what client libraries exists to develop against the storage/liliGain the understanding of types of Blobs and best ways to upload and retrieve them/liliLearn how to make use of Tables as a NoSQL data store and how to retrieve, insert, update and delete entities in terms of design patterns/liliUse Queue storage as a messaging solution for communications between different apps/liliCreate mounted shares and allow legacy systems to access data using the SMB protocol/liliGet accustomed to deal with faults, monitor storage metrics and logs/li/ulh2In DetailpWith the many advantages of using cloud computing, Azure Storage is a robust platform that helps you shift faster to the cloud by providing scalable, durable and highly available data storage options. For developers, it provides a rapid development environment that supports building large-scale applications to support new scenarios on the cloud, server, mobile and web. For IT professionals, it reduces complexity of managing, protecting and replicating data./ppThis book will make you familiar with the Azure storage in terms of architecture and components. It starts with the basics of storage accounts, which give access to the four basic services the Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage services. These services are exposed through a REST API that makes it possible for client libraries to implement most of their functionality in a wide range of popular programming languages. Emphasizing the Windows Azure Client Library for .NET, we will deal with storing and retrieving unstructured data with Blobs, then will move to Tables to insert and update entities in a structured NoSQL fashion. Then we will discover Queues as a reliable messaging service, and after that we will show File storage that allows you to migrate legacy applications data to the cloud to end with transient fault handling and service monitoring./ph2Style and approach/h2pThis book is a concise and fast-paced guide to learn about development for storage services. Each topic is elaborated sequentially, in order to create basic knowledge for using it in the right place and the correct way.
Transforming Legacy Applications into Scalable Cloud-First Solutions
Author: Josh Garverick
Design an enterprise solution from scratch that allows the migration of a legacy application. Begin with the planning and design phase and be guided through all the stages of selecting the architecture framework that fits your enterprise. Join Microsoft MVP Josh Garverick as he addresses all major areas of design and implementation—application, infrastructure, data, security, and deployment—while leveraging the power and tools of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to bring DevOps to the forefront. With an emphasis on principles and best practices of enterprise design, you will discover how to recognize existing patterns within the legacy platform and to identify potential risks, bottlenecks, and candidates for automation. What You’ll Learn Accurately and completely capture baseline information about a legacy system Leverage enterprise patterns for constructing next-generation platforms in the cloud Design, plan, and implement deployment pipelines to enable continuous delivery Identify and implement cloud-based platform components to reduce total cost of ownership Understand testing and validation: iterative component authoring, monitoring, deployment, and performance Price and perform capacity planning for cloud-based infrastructure and workloads Who This Book Is For Enterprise architects and IT professionals who are required to keep legacy applications relevant in today’s cloud-first world
Author: Haishi Bai
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Build, operate, and orchestrate scalable microservices applications in the cloud This book combines a comprehensive guide to success with Microsoft Azure Service Fabric and a practical catalog of design patterns and best practices for microservices design, implementation, and operation. Haishi Bai brings together all the information you’ll need to deliver scalable and reliable distributed microservices applications on Service Fabric. He thoroughly covers the crucial DevOps aspects of utilizing Service Fabric, reviews its interactions with key cloud-based services, and introduces essential service integration mechanisms such as messaging systems and reactive systems. Leading Microsoft Azure expert Haishi Bai shows how to: Set up your Service Fabric development environment Program and deploy Service Fabric applications to a local or a cloud-based cluster Compare and use stateful services, stateless services, and the actor model Design Service Fabric applications to maximize availability, reliability, and scalability Improve management efficiency via scripting Configure network security and other advanced cluster settings Collect diagnostic data, and use Azure Operational Management Suite to interpret it Integrate microservices components developed in parallel Use containers to mobilize applications for failover, replication, scaling, and load balancing Streamline containerization with Docker in Linux and Windows environments Orchestrate containers to schedule workloads and maintain services at desired states Implement proven design patterns for common cloud application workloads Balance throughput, latency, scalability, and cost
Author: Mitesh Soni
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Accelerate and Automate Build, Deploy, and Management of applications to achieve High Availability. About This Book This guide highlights tools that offer development and deployment environments for application services Secure and continuously monitor your web application in order to make it highly available Use Visual Studio Team Services for Continuous Integration and Continuous Development to expedite your application life cycle management process Use Microsoft Azure App Services (Azure Web Apps / Azure Websites), PaaS offering from Microsoft to deploy web application Who This Book Is For This book is for DevOps engineers, system administrators, and developers (.net) who want to implement DevOps for their organization. You do not need to have any knowledge of VSTS or Azure App Services (Azure Web Apps / Azure Websites). What You Will Learn Explore the features of PaaS and aPaaS in DevOps Use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to manage versions of code and integrating VSTS with Eclipse IDE Understand and configure Continuous Integration in VSTS Review Unit Test Execution for Automated Testing Create different environments that can be used to continuous deploy a web application Configure Roll-based Access to enable secure access for Azure Web Apps Create and configure the App Service Environment to enhance security Understand the execution of the end-to-end automation process Conduct Performance Testing using JMeter Discover the different monitoring options available in Microsoft Azure Portal In Detail This book will teach you all about the Visual Studio Team Services and Microsoft Azure PaaS offerings that support Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, and execution in the cloud with high availability, disaster recovery, and security. You will first be given a tour of all the concepts and tools that Microsoft Azure has to offer and how these can be used in situations to cultivate the DevOps culture. You'll be taught how to use and manage Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and about the structure of the sample application used throughout the book. You will become familiar with the nitty gritty of Continuous Integration and Continuous Development with VSTS and Microsoft Azure Apps. You will not only learn how to create App service environments, but also how to compare Azure Web Apps and App Service Environments to deploy web applications in a more secure environment. Once you have completed Continuous Integration and created the Platform for application deployment, you will learn more about the final stepping stone in achieving end-to-end automation using approval-based Continuous Delivery and Deployment. You will then learn about Continuous Monitoring, using the monitoring and notification options provided by Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services. Style and Approach This book is an easy-to-follow guide filled with examples and real-world applications for gaining an in-depth understanding of Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio. This book will help you leverage Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio using real-world examples.
Best Practices for DevOps, Data Storage, High Availability, and More
Author: Scott Guthrie,Mark Simms,Tom Dykstra,Rick Anderson,Mike Wasson
Publisher: Microsoft Press
This ebook walks you through a patterns-based approach to building real-world cloud solutions. The patterns apply to the development process as well as to architecture and coding practices. The content is based on a presentation developed by Scott Guthrie and delivered by him at the Norwegian Developers Conference (NDC) in June of 2013 (part 1, part 2), and at Microsoft Tech Ed Australia in September 2013 (part 1, part 2). Many others updated and augmented the content while transitioning it from video to written form. Who should read this book Developers who are curious about developing for the cloud, are considering a move to the cloud, or are new to cloud development will find here a concise overview of the most important concepts and practices they need to know. The concepts are illustrated with concrete examples, and each chapter includes links to other resources that provide more in-depth information. The examples and the links to additional resources are for Microsoft frameworks and services, but the principles illustrated apply to other web development frameworks and cloud environments as well. Developers who are already developing for the cloud may find ideas here that will help make them more successful. Each chapter in the series can be read independently, so you can pick and choose topics that you're interested in. Anyone who watched Scott Guthrie's "Building Real World Cloud Apps with Windows Azure" presentation and wants more details and updated information will find that here. Assumptions This ebook expects that you have experience developing web applications by using Visual Studio and ASP.NET. Familiarity with C# would be helpful in places.
Author: Boris Scholl,Trent Swanson,Daniel Fernandez
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Book + Content Update Program “Beyond just describing the basics, this book dives into best practices every aspiring microservices developer or architect should know.” —Foreword by Corey Sanders, Partner Director of Program Management, Azure Microservice-based applications enable unprecedented agility and ease of management, and Docker containers are ideal for building them. Microsoft Azure offers all the foundational technology and higher-level services you need to develop and run any microservices application. Microservices with Docker on Microsoft Azure brings together essential knowledge for creating these applications from the ground up, or incrementally deconstructing monolithic applications over time. The authors draw on their pioneering experience helping to develop Azure’s microservices features and collaborating with Microsoft product teams who’ve relied on microservices architectures for years. They illuminate the benefits and challenges of microservices development and share best practices all developers and architects should know. You’ll gain hands-on expertise through a detailed sample application, downloadable at github.com/flakio/flakio.github.io. Step by step, you’ll walk through working with services written in Node.js, Go, and ASP.NET 5, using diverse data stores (mysql, elasticsearch, block storage). The authors guide you through using Docker Hub as a service registry, and Microsoft Azure Container service for cluster management and service orchestration. Coverage includes: Recognizing how microservices architectures are different, and when they make sense Understanding Docker containers in the context of microservices architectures Building, pulling, and layering Docker images Working with Docker volumes, containers, images, tags, and logs Using Docker Swarm, Docker Compose, and Docker Networks Creating Docker hosts using the Azure portal, Azure Resource Manager, the command line, docker-machine, or locally via Docker toolbox Establishing development and DevOps environments to support microservices applications Making the most of Docker’s continuous delivery options Using Azure’s cluster and container orchestration capabilities to operate and scale containerized microservices applications with maximum resilience Monitoring microservices applications with Azure Diagnostics, Visual Studio Application Insights, and Microsoft Operations Management Suite Developing microservices applications faster and more effectively with Azure Service Fabric An extensive sample application demonstrating the microservices concepts discussed throughout the book is available online In addition, this book is part of InformIT’s exciting new Content Update Program, which provides content updates for major technology improvements! As significant updates are made to Docker and Azure, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the technologies. As updates become available, they will be delivered to you via a free Web Edition of this book, which can be accessed with any Internet connection. To learn more, visit informit.com/cup. How to access the Web Edition: Follow the instructions inside to learn how to register your book to access the FREE Web Edition.
Author: Zoiner Tejada,Michele Leroux Bustamante,Ike Ellis
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-532--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Azure solution development. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design and implement Websites Create and manage Virtual Machines Design and implement Cloud Services Design and implement a storage strategy Manage application and network services This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Will be valuable for Microsoft Azure developers, solution architects, DevOps engineers, and QA engineers Assumes you have experience designing, programming, implementing, automating, and monitoring Microsoft Azure solutions and that you are proficient with tools, techniques, and approaches for building scalable, resilient solutions Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions About the Exam Exam 70-532 focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to develop Microsoft Azure solutions that include websites, virtual machines, cloud services, storage, application services, and network services. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you a Microsoft Specialist certification in Microsoft Azure, demonstrating your expertise with the Microsoft Azure enterprise-grade cloud platform. You can earn this certification by passing Exam 70-532, Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions; or Exam 70-533, Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions; or Exam 70-534, Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning