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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

Additional Useful Technologies for Azure Management

There are numerous management technologies in Azure. As you saw in this chapter, Azure Automation alone has a large number of management capabilities. Log Analytics also has a lot of functionality around management, with its various monitoring solutions that tightly integrate with Azure Automation capabilities. Also don’t forget about some of the mobile tools available. For example, the Azure application for mobile devices is very useful when you need to quickly perform management or check the state of services. With the Cloud Shell, you can even run PowerShell or the CLI from a mobile device which is part of the mobile Azure application! As shown in Figure 11.15, I’m unlikely to be typing too much on the phone keyboard; however, if I had scripts in my cloud drive (or if I was really good on a mobile keyboard, which I’m not), I could do some useful work.

The figure shows a screenshot illustrating how to use the Cloud Shell within the Azure application.

Figure 11.15 Using the Cloud Shell within the Azure application...