One thing Microsoft Azure is very good at is giving you choices – choices on how you host your workloads and how you let people connect to those workloads.
Application Gateway is a bit of a dark horse for many people. Anyone coming to Azure has to get to grips with Azure Load Balancer (ALB) as a means to provide highly available solutions, but many don’t progress beyond this to look at Application Gateway (AG) – hopefully this post will change that!
The OSI model
A starting point to understand one of the key differences between the ALB and AG offerings is the OSI model which describes the logical layers required to implement computer networking. Wikipedia has a good introduction, which…
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