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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 Stack Foundation

It is important to understand what exactly Azure Stack is and, for many organizations, when it should be used. Additionally, the exact capabilities that are supported are critical as part of planning.

Azure Stack 101

Azure Stack is purchased as a turn-key appliance, which means you purchase Azure Stack, connect it to power and the network, turn it on, and it’s ready to go. You don’t install an operating system on the hardware. (In fact, as with many hardware appliances, you have no direct access to the operating system on the bare-metal hardware.) You don’t configure a hypervisor. You don’t install “Azure.” You don’t manually patch the underlying operating systems or management layers. Instead, the Azure Stack is delivered by the vendor you purchase it from, who will then complete the deployment on-site, and it’s ready to go. This does not mean there is no management. Updates are provided, but these are a...