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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

Virtual Machines

As an infrastructure architect, you will think about the cloud as a virtual machine. While this is not wrong, there are many other solutions, which should be well understood to enable an architecture to be created that meets requirements in the most optimal way in terms of management overhead, cost, interoperability, and more. The majority of this chapter will focus on virtual machines; however, I would urge everyone to continue reading about the other services so that you’re aware of all the possible options. Through these capabilities many richer services can be deployed—for example, high-performance computing and very large enterprise applications, such as SAP.

Fundamentals of IaaS

One reason IaaS is so popular as an initial cloud service to consume by customers is that it’s easy to understand and relate to. Organizations have been using virtualization for years and understand the idea about taking a piece of hardware and dividing that hardware...