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Overview

The cloud is changing how applications are designed. Instead of monoliths, applications are decomposed into smaller, decentralized services. These services communicate through APIs or by using asynchronous messaging or eventing. Applications scale horizontally, adding new instances as demand requires. These trends bring new challenges. Application state is distributed. Operations are done in parallel and asynchronously. Applications must be resilient when failures occur. Deployments must be automated and predictable. Monitoring and telemetry are critical for gaining insight into the system. Have a look at Reference Architectures for best practices.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 1/1/2019, Ebook
    Base your cloud solutions on strategy and architecture that meets the needs of your organization. In the Azure for Architects e-book from Packt Publishing, you’ll find...
  2. 2/10/2017, Video, 0:56:41
    One of the benefits of cloud technology that is only just being realised is the greatly reduced risk profile and timelines it enables when designing and delivering robust,...
  3. 12/8/2017, Ebook
    We created The Developer’s Guide to Microsoft Azure to help you on your journey to the cloud, whether you’re just considering making the move, or you’ve already decided and...
  4. 5/20/2016, Ebook
    This guide breaks down the “why” and “how” for scenarios suited to the cloud with a focus on building apps using platform services available in Microsoft Azure. The second...

Architecture News

12/22/2019, Azure Podcast
Paulo Renato, a Principal Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft works with large GISVs and he tells us about the massive scale to which these customers have to consume Azure and how best to...
11/19/2019, Microsoft Azure Blog
Today’s question and answer style post covers an interview between Siddharth Deekshit, Program Manager, Azure Site Recovery engineering and Bryan Heymann, Head of Cloud Architecture, Finastra....
10/17/2019, Microsoft Azure Blog
Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of Security, Performance and Scalability, Availability and Recoverability, and Efficiency and Operations. Within this blog we will a...
10/7/2019, Microsoft Azure Blog
This is the second in a four-part blog series on Designing A Great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of Security, Performance and Scalability,...