Migrating Applications to the Cloud with Azure Re-architect and rebuild your applications using cloud-native technologies
Sjoukje Zaal , Amit Malik , Sander Rossel , Jason Marston , Mohamed Wali , Stefano Demiliani
- Decide which migration strategy is most suitable for your organization and create a migration roadmap
- Move existing infrastructure to Azure and learn strategies to reduce cost, increase storage, and improve ROI
- Design secure, scalable, and cost-effective solutions with the help of practical examples
Whether you are trying to re-architect a legacy app or build a cloud-ready app from scratch, using the Azure ecosystem with .NET and Java technologies helps you to strategize and plan your app modernization process effectively.
With this book, you'll learn how to modernize your applications by using Azure for containerization, DevOps, microservices, and serverless solutions to reduce development time and costs, while also making your applications robust, secure, and scalable.
You will delve into improving application efficiency by using container services such as Azure Container Service, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and more. Next, you will learn to modernize your application by implementing DevOps throughout your application development life cycle. You will then focus on increasing the scalability and performance of your overall application with microservices, before learning how to add extra functionality to your application with Azure serverless solutions. Finally, you'll get up to speed with monitoring and troubleshooting techniques.
By the end of this book, you will have learned how to use the Azure ecosystem to refactor, re-architect, and rebuild your web, mobile, and desktop applications.
What you will learn
- Use DevOps and containerization technologies to modernize your applications and infrastructure
- Build microservices using Azure Service Fabric
- Develop scalable applications using Azure Functions
- Manage and deploy your application code and database connectivity
- Secure and monitor your applications in Azure effectively
- Design for high availability and disaster recovery
Who this book is for
This book is for.NET and Java developers who want to modernize their applications using Azure. Solution architects and experienced developers interested in modernizing legacy applications using Azure will also find this book useful. Some prior understanding of cloud computing concepts will be beneficial.
Sjoukje Zaal is a managing consultant, Microsoft Cloud Architect, and Microsoft Azure MVP with over 15 years' experience of providing architecture, development, consultancy, and design expertise. She works at Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services, and digital transformation.
She loves to share her knowledge and is active in the Microsoft community as a cofounder of the Dutch user groups, SP&C NL and MixUG, and the Global Mixed Reality Bootcamp. She is also a board member of Global Azure Bootcamp and Azure Thursdays. She is a public speaker and is involved in organizing events. She has written several books, writes blogs on a regular basis, and is active in the Microsoft Tech community. She is also part of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.
Amit Malik is an IT enthusiast and technology evangelist focused on cloud and emerging technologies. He is currently employed by Spektra Systems as the director of technology, where he helps Microsoft partners grow their cloud businesses by using effective tools and strategies. He specializes in the cloud, DevOps, software-defined infrastructure, application modernization, data platforms, and emerging technologies around AI. Amit holds various industry-admired certifications from all major OEMs in the cloud and data space, including Azure Solutions Architect Expert. He is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). Amit is also an active community member for various technology groups and is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events.
Jason Marston is a Cloud Solution Architect based in England. He was recruited by Microsoft because of his OSS background. Jason has worked with Java since version 1 and has a long history with open source. He has over 30 years' experience of developing software and now helps organizations migrate and modernize legacy applications to the cloud. Jason was an SME in the Worldwide Communities project at Microsoft and, as part of the leadership team for those communities, helped many people solve their problems by adopting Java on Azure. In his spare time, Jason reads science fiction books and has two children who think he is a geek/nerd.
Mohamed Wali is a Cloud DevOps engineer based in Amsterdam who has been working with Microsoft technologies for around 7 years. He has been working with Azure since 2013. In July 2014, Mohamed was recognized as the youngest Microsoft MVP in the world. He has already authored/coauthored four books about Microsoft Azure and shares his knowledge and experience through blogging, authoring books, and speaking at events.
Stefano Demiliani is a Microsoft MVP on business applications, a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Azure Certified Architect, and an expert in other Microsoftrelated technologies. His main activity is architecting and developing enterprise solutions based on the entire stack of Microsoft technologies (mainly focused on ERP and the cloud). He has worked with Packt Publishing on many IT books related to Azure cloud applications and Dynamics 365 Business Central, and is a speaker at conferences around Europe. You can reach him on Twitter (@demiliani) or LinkedIn.
Table of Contents
- Strategies for Application Modernization Using Azure
- Building Your Application Migration Roadmap
- Getting Started with Docker and Kubernetes
- Deploying Highly Scalable Apps with Kubernetes
- Modernizing Apps and Infrastructure with DevOps
- Designing Web Applications
- Scalability and Performance
- Building Microservices with Service Fabric
- Building Scalable Systems with Azure Functions
- Connecting to the Database
- Managing and Deploying Your Code
- Securing Your Azure Services
- Diagnostics and Monitoring
- Designing for High Availability and Disaster Recovery