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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

Azure Database Offerings

An in-depth examination of database offerings in Azure is outside the scope of this book, but I want to touch on two key database services in Azure: Azure SQL Database and Cosmos DB. Note that there are other offerings for databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB, which are offered as fully managed, enterprise-ready community versions of Database as a Service in Azure. There are more, but I am going to focus on what I consider the two main offerings that many organizations leverage.

Azure SQL Database

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database offering where data is stored in tables that are made up of rows and columns based on a strict schema. Rows represent items, whereas columns represent attributes. Each table has a primary key, which must be unique within the table and can be used to quickly locate data, along with other indexed values that are often used for referencing or searching. Microsoft SQL Server is available in various SKUs and utilizes...