There are a ton of useful Azure resources, and one that I don’t read or hear a lot about is Azure Traffic Manager.
According to the docs:
Azure Traffic Manager is a DNS-based traffic load balancer. This service allows you to distribute traffic to your public facing applications across the global Azure regions. Traffic Manager also provides your public endpoints with high availability and quick responsiveness.
Meaning it’s a very good service to make sure the requests to your backend are routed to the backend that’s able to respond the fastest.
Read more →Most people who are professionally working with any of the cloud providers use some kind of infrastructure-as-code solution.
For Microsoft Azure, I’m mostly working with ARM- or Bicep templates to describe the resources necessary. While I’ve written ARM templates for years now, I’m enjoying creating Bicep templates a bit more due to the tooling it offers.
There is at least one downside to using these solutions, and that’s the fact most operations are happening on the Azure control plane.
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