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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

Migrating Workloads to Azure

You may wonder why migration is part of the resiliency chapter as opposed to the management chapter. The reason is simple: A rehosting migration is essentially the same process as implementing disaster recovery from on premises to Azure. You need to perform discovery, identity dependencies between workloads, understand resource requirements to size correctly in Azure, enable replication, and then failover. The difference is that for a migration, we don’t ever failback. It is also for this reason that Azure Site Recovery is free for the first 31 days for a workload. It enables the technology to be used for free as part of migrations. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Migration Benefits

At the start of this book, we looked at benefits of the cloud. Some of the biggest benefits include its consumption-based nature (i.e., you pay for what you use), its agility and scalability, the availability of a broad range of services, including cutting-edge...