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Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services for Architects

By : John Savill
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Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services for Architects

By: John Savill

Overview of this book

With Microsoft Azure challenging Amazon Web Services (AWS) for market share, there has been no better time for IT professionals to broaden and expand their knowledge of Microsoft’s flagship virtualization and cloud computing service. Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services for Architects: Designing Cloud Solutions helps readers develop the skills required to understand the capabilities of Microsoft Azure for Infrastructure Services and implement a public cloud to achieve full virtualization of data, both on and off premise. Microsoft Azure provides granular control in choosing core infrastructure components, enabling IT administrators to deploy new Windows Server and Linux virtual machines, adjust usage as requirements change, and scale to meet the infrastructure needs of their entire organization. This accurate, authoritative book covers topics including IaaS cost and options, customizing VM storage, enabling external connectivity to Azure virtual machines, extending Azure Active Directory, replicating and backing up to Azure, disaster recovery, and much more
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Cover
2
Acknowledgments
3
About the Author
4
Introduction
17
Index
18
End User License Agreement

Bulk Data Options

Azure has numerous ways to access the storage services. This access can be by using the public endpoints over the Internet or ExpressRoute via Microsoft peering. Additionally exposing services to virtual networks enables access to storage from the resources on the virtual network or connected to the virtual network. There may also be times when the amount of data to be imported (or exported) is not practical through any online mechanism due to the volume of data. While very large throughput solutions are available, such as 10 Gbps for regular ExpressRoute or 100 Gbps for ExpressRoute Direct, if a data transfer is a one-time requirement or very infrequent, the establishment of higher throughput communications may not make sense.

Azure Import/Export and Azure Data Box Disk

Azure Import/Export is the original offline service for importing and exporting Azure data. The service enables customer-owned disks to be prepared for the data transfer process (encryption via BitLocker...