Hardening Azure Applications: Techniques and Principles for Building Large-Scale, Mission-Critical Applications

Author:   Suren Machiraju ,  Suraj Gaurav
Publisher:   APress
Edition:   2nd ed.
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9781484241875


Pages:   254
Publication Date:   25 December 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Hardening Azure Applications: Techniques and Principles for Building Large-Scale, Mission-Critical Applications


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Build large-scale, mission-critical hardened applications on the Azure cloud platform. This 2nd edition provides information on the newer features in Azure, such as Linux extensions and supporting Azure Services such as HDInsight and SQL Server on Linux. Updated with new applications Hardening Azure Applications also discusses Scale Sets (VMSS), a major upgrade that enables autoscaling and seamlessly makes machines ready for high availability. The authors take you step by step through the process of evaluating and building applications with the appropriate hardness attributes. After a small introduction to cloud computing, you will learn about various cloud and hardened cloud applications in detail. Next, you will discover service fundamentals such as instrumentation, telemetry, and monitoring followed by key application experiences. Further, you will cover availability and the economics of 9s. Towards the end, you will see how to secure your application and learn about the modernization of software organisations, a new topic in this edition. After reading this book, you will master the techniques and engineering principles that every architect and developer needs to know to harden their Azure/.NET applications to ensure maximum reliability and high availability when deployed at scale. What You Will Learn Use techniques and principles to harden Azure/.NET applications Secure your applications on Azure Create a scale set on Azure Work with service fundamentals such as instrumentation, telemetry, and monitoring Who This Book Is For Developers and IT professionals who are working on Azure applications.

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Author:   Suren Machiraju ,  Suraj Gaurav
Publisher:   APress
Imprint:   APress
Edition:   2nd ed.
Weight:   0.529kg
ISBN:  

9781484241875


ISBN 10:   1484241878
Pages:   254
Publication Date:   25 December 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing the Cloud Computing Platform Cloud and Platform Relevance of the Cloud Platform Cloud Platform Benefits Your Application and Cloud Platform Matchup Does Your Application Belong on the Cloud Platform? On-premises and Cloud Platform Integration Heterogeneity of the Cloud Platform Trust and Security Cloud Platform Services Compute Services Networking Storage and Data Services App Services Summary Chapter 2: Cloud Applications Cloud Application and Platforms What's aaS? Platform Types Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Other Cloud Application Platforms Cloud Web Services Cloud Managed Services Cloud Application Deployment Models Public Cloud Platform Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud Summary Chapter 3: Hardened Cloud Applications Hardened Applications Hello World vs. Real World? Real-World and Hardened Applications Availability Reliability Scalability Recoverability Security Low Latency Modern Organization Engineering Support Summary Chapter 4: Service Fundamentals: Instrumentation, Telemetry, and Monitoring Instrumentation Best practices for Designing the Instrumentation High-value and High-volume Data Event Tracing Azure Diagnostics Telemetry Best Practices for Designing Telemetry Monitoring Typical Monitoring Solutions Best Practices for Designing Monitoring Vendor and Third-Party Solutions Summary Chapter 5: Key Application Experiences: Latency, Scalability, and Throughput Latency Factors That Affect Latency Best Practices Scalability Scaling Up Scaling Out Best Practices Throughput Best Practices Summary Chapter 6: Failures and Their Inevitability Case Studies of Major Cloud Service Failures Azure Blob Storage Failure Amazon Web Services Failure Measuring Failures Failure Categories Hard Failure Soft Failure Gray Failures Preparing for Failure Design for Failure and a Quick Recovery Minimizing Human Error Summary Chapter 7: Failures and Recovery Design Best Practices Failure Domains Loose Coupling Scale-Out to More, and for Cheaper Testing Best Practices Sandboxing Scenario Testing Failure-Detection Strategies IaaS Virtual Infrastructure PaaS Application Databases Storage Network Strategies for Recovery Dev-Test-Ops Organization Remote Script Execution Summary Chapter 8: High Availability, Scalability, and Disaster Recovery High Availability Asynchronous Messaging Atomic and Idempotent Services Graceful Degradation Offline Access Scalability Implementation Patterns Disaster Recovery PaaS-SQL Offering PaaS-Storage IaaS-SQL Server as a Virtual Machine Offering Summary Chapter 9: Availability and Economics of 9s Economics of 9s Economics of (Non)-Availability Computing Availability Monitoring Availability Enforcing Availability via SLA Designing for SLA Redundant System Cold Standby System Warm Standby System Automatic Failover System Always Available System Economics of Downtime and Availability Downtime Costs Availability Costs Summary Chapter 10: Securing Your Application Security Controls Operational Security Platform Security Compliance Azure and Compliance Compliance for Your Application Privacy and Data Security Platform Services Platform Operations Role and Responsibilities Cloud Application Security Application Vulnerabilities Building Secure Applications Summary Chapter 11: The Modernization of Software Organizations The Impetus The Goal-MVP Modernization People Process Tooling Management Behaviors Summary Note: Sub topics to be updated

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Suren Machiraju is an Innovator with over 20 patents relating to Electronic Document Interchange and Transport Protocols. He is a global team's manager with 10+ years' experience in leading and mentoring engineering teams, with substantial experience in vendor management, multi-site and globally distributed teams. He also has 15+ years' experience in delivering software as server (Premise) and Azure (Public Cloud) platforms including 10+ ship/release cycles at Microsoft. Suren enjoys sharing his knowledge and experiences with the community and has authored multiple books around large scale application development. Suraj Gaurav is a Cloud Leader working with Microsoft in Greater Seattle area. He has 12 years' experience in building large scale services and software systems. He has worked in Microsoft for the last 10 years in various groups including O365/Exchange Online, Commerce Platform and BizTalk server.

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