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Design and implement Azure PaaS compute and web and mobile services

Thought experiment answers

This section contains the solution to the thought experiment.

  1. Consider the following:

    • deploying the application to Web Apps on an App Service Plan that can scale as needed.

    • Consider if the main components of the application can be deployed as containers—in particular verifying that the Java component can be containerized. If so, standardizing around container deployments to Web Apps will keep things consistent and enable a future deployment to a container orchestration platform. If not, traditional Web App deployments for the ASP.NET Core applications will still reduce management overhead. The Java application may require a VM if it cannot be deployed to a Linux-based Web App due to underlying requirements.

    • Consider moving to a container orchestration platform, or Service Fabric cluster as the application needs to scale. Keep in mind the Service Fabric can support deployment of both ASP.NET Core applications alongside guest executables such as the Java application.

  2. Consider using API Management for onboarding partners, setting up licensing, throttling access to the EDI process through licensing, and providing statistics on usage.

  3. Consider using Logic App to handle X12 EDI transforms from API Management initiated calls. The Logic App can convert this payload to the target data format required for the application.

  4. Look to scale out the requests for certificates of insurance by writing requests to a queue that triggers a Logic App to handle calls to generate PDFs and send emails through a workflow. Make sure the Java component is deployed to a tier that can scale independently given the potential for scale.