Demystifying the Azure Well-Architected Framework: Guiding Principles and Design Best Practices for Azure Workloads

  • 1h 12m
  • Shijimol Ambi Karthikeyan
  • Apress
  • 2021

Use the Azure well-architected framework to deploy your workloads in Azure and align them with Microsoft recommended best practices. This book takes a deep dive into the five architecture elements (cost optimization, performance efficiency, operational excellence, reliability, and security) and provides practical guidance on incorporating them into your architecture.

The book starts with an introduction to the relevance of the well-architectured framework and why it should form the baseline of your design decisions when deploying applications in Azure. You will learn how customers can optimize the cost of deployment in Azure and understand all aspects of implementation. The book takes you through the practices and processes to be followed to run applications smoothly and you will understand the end-to-end process of design, deployment, and monitoring. You will go through paradigms for designing environments to meet different performance demands. The book covers how to build resilient and highly available applications in Azure with a sample configuration for monitoring. And you will learn how to enable security to ensure confidentiality and integrity of workloads in Azure.

After reading this book, you will know the practical nuances of designing high-performing applications in the Microsoft cloud.

You will:

  • Understand the five pillars of the well-architected framework
  • Use tools and services to optimize cost
  • Design for performance efficiency
  • Deal with threat vectors in the cloud

About the Author

Shijimol Ambi Karthikeyan has more than 15 years of experience in data center management, server administration, virtualization, and cloud technologies. She is currently working as Technical Delivery Manager focusing on Azure infrastructure, automation, DevOps, serverless, and related technologies. She is a tech enthusiast and loves writing about the latest developments in IT infrastructure and cloud computing on her blog (thetechnologychronicle).

In this Book

  • Azure Well-Architected Framework: What and Why?
  • Cost Optimization: Return on Your Cloud Investment
  • Operational Excellence: Keep the Lights On
  • Performance Efficiency: Meet the Demand Spikes
  • Reliability: Build Resilient Applications in the Cloud
  • Security: Protect Your Workloads in the Cloud