Breaking up Monolithic websites with Azure Front door

English Intermediate Architecture

Many organizations have monolithic website applications on legacy systems. While there have been many discussions on how to break your backend application into a microservice architecture, breaking up the front end can be a different challenge. Using Azure front door and related Azure services this challenge can be tackled in manageable pieces while still allowing customers to view a seamless single website. In this session, I will show you a range of approaches and look at the Azure front door features that help with this task. We will also address some of the challenges that need to be overcome when splitting up a monolithic front-end web application. By sharing my experience I hope to show that splitting up monolithic websites can lead to improved performance, better scalability, and assist with moving to modern architecture.


John Kilmister

Azure Software Architect

John Kilmister is a software engineer that enjoys exploring new technologies to solve real-world problems. With a background at e-commerce companies, he currently works as a software architect, working with teams on both web backend and front end applications.

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