Microservices with Azure Container Apps

Microservice architectures allow you to independently develop, upgrade, version, and scale core areas of functionality in an overall system. Azure Container Apps provides the foundation for deploying microservices featuring:

Container apps are deployed as microservices.

A Container Apps environment provides a security boundary around a group of container apps. A single container app typically represents a microservice, which is composed of container apps made up of one or more containers.

You can add Azure Functions and Azure Spring Apps to your Azure Container Apps environment.

Dapr integration

When implementing a system composed of microservices, function calls are spread across the network. To support the distributed nature of microservices, you need to account for failures, retries, and timeouts. While Container Apps features the building blocks for running microservices, use of Dapr provides an even richer microservices programming model. Dapr includes features like observability, pub/sub, and service-to-service invocation with mutual TLS, retries, and more.

For more information on using Dapr, see Build microservices with Dapr.

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