Cross cloud scaling with Azure and Azure Stack
Modern software is increasingly connected and distributed. The consistency of Azure Stack with Azure infrastructure and platform services enable you to scale resources cross cloud to meet increased load as needed and decrease resources as demand drops. Optimise cost and maximise resource efficiency while remaining compliant with cross cloud architecture.
A large number of users attempt to access a web app.
Traffic manager returns the Azure Stack DNS name.
Users access the Azure Stack web app.
Once a threshold is reached, a function starts the Azure Web App and enables the Azure Traffic Manager route.
Traffic is routed to Azure, which can automatically scale App Service.
- 1 A large number of users attempt to access a web app.
- 2 Traffic manager returns the Azure Stack DNS name.
- 3 Users access the Azure Stack web app.
- 4 Once a threshold is reached, a function starts the Azure Web App and enables the Azure Traffic Manager route.
- 5 Traffic is routed to Azure, which can automatically scale App Service.
Related solution architectures
Implementing a continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) approach to deploying applications becomes difficult when on-premises applications are built and operated in different ways than cloud applications. Having a consistent set of development tools and processes across the Azure public cloud and on-premises Azure Stack environments makes it far easier for organisations to implement a practice of CI/CD. Apps and services deployed the right way in Azure and Azure Stack are essentially interchangeable and can run in either location.
Azure Stack enables you to deploy Azure services on-premises or in the cloud with a consistent application logic, development paradigm and operations methodology. Hybrid cloud applications are a single system that has components running in both Azure and Azure Stack. This solution blueprint is relevant to establishing connectivity for any application that involves communications between the Azure public cloud and on-premises Azure Stack components. Hybrid connectivity is a foundational blueprint that will be applicable to most Azure Stack solutions. Note: This does not apply to Azure Stack deployments that are disconnected from the public internet.
The need to keep application components on-premises doesn't have to be a barrier to adopting cloud technologies. With Azure Stack, app components can reside on-premises while interacting with components running in Azure public cloud. This blueprint enables teams to manage identity for users as well as applications in a way that is consistent across clouds.