Application Delivery and Load Balancing in Microsoft Azure: Practical Solutions with Nginx and Microsoft Azure
Dejonghe, Derek, Nugara, Arlan
With more and more companies moving on-premises applications to the cloud, software and cloud solution architects alike are busy investigating ways to improve load balancing, performance, security, and high availability for workloads. This practical book describes Microsoft Azure's load-balancing options and explains how NGINX can contribute to a comprehensive solution.
Cloud architects Derek DeJonghe and Arlan Nugara take you through the steps necessary to design a practical solution for your network. Software developers and technical managers will learn how these technologies have a direct impact on application development and architecture. While the examples are specific to Azure, these load-balancing concepts and implementations also apply to cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, and IBM Cloud.
- Understand application delivery and load balancing--and why they're important
- Explore Azure's managed load-balancing options
- Learn how to run NGINX on Azure
- Examine similarities and complementing features between Azure-managed solutions and NGINX
- Define, manage, and monitor the global routing for your web traffic using Azure Front Door
- Explore security choices using NGINX and Azure Firewall solutions
Derek DeJonghe has had a lifelong passion for technology. His in-depth background and experience in web development, system administration, and networking give him a well-rounded understanding of modern web architecture. Leading a team of cloud architects and solution engineers, to producing self-healing, auto scaling infrastructure for numerous different applications, Derek specializes in cloud migrations and operations of all sizes. While designing, building, and maintaining highly available applications for clients, Derek often engages in an embedded consulting role for larger organizations as they embark on their journey to the cloud.
Arlan Nugara is a Cloud Solution Architect that speaks widely on Azure and DevOps. He has been awarded a MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in Azure for the past 2 years by Microsoft for his expertise and contributions to the technical community across the US and Canada. Arlan's original background was in software development with a specialization in enterprise software development and architecture for financial institutions over the previous 20 years. Arlan's focus over the past 2 years has been the building of Azure Virtual Datacenters where security is a key driving factor for a client's migration to the Azure cloud. A critical part of this approach is the building of a landing zone as a configured environment with a standard set of secured cloud infrastructure, policies, best practices, guidelines, and centrally managed services.