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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 Monitoring

This is a good time to be writing about monitoring in Azure. Even a year ago, this would have been a very different content, as monitoring was scattered all over Azure, with different capabilities and usage almost service by service. Azure Monitor has changed this and become the central hub for nearly all things monitoring in Azure. Some technologies have even been rebranded and assimilated into Azure Monitor to further cement Azure Monitor’s place as the definitive monitoring entry point.

Why Monitor?

There are a large number of reasons to monitor anything, not just Azure, not just computer systems. We monitor our cars. We check the fuel gauge to know when we need to add more fuel; cars have alerts to let us know when the fuel is critically low in case we are not paying attention. We look at the oil temperature to ensure it’s not over heating. We monitor our speed to ensure we are operating within the allowed speed for the roads we are on. We look at...