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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

Command Line, Scripting, and Automation with Azure

Interactions with Azure will be for different purposes, and the different options have relative advantages and disadvantages, depending on the type of interaction you are performing. Consider the primary methods of interaction available to us for Azure:

The Azure Portal The Azure portal is very useful for quickly browsing the resources deployed and interacting with dashboards. However, the portal is very slow and prone to user error for provisioning.

The PowerShell and CLI These can expose anything the portal can but require more skill to ascertain the right command. However, they are invaluable for performing management actions, especially if you want to automate/script them—something that can’t be done with the portal.

JSON Templates These are used to provision resources and provide the best experience for provisioning, as they are idempotent, declarative, and easy to integrate with change control systems.

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