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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

Chapter 12
What to Do Next

The technical capabilities of Azure infrastructure services have been described in detail throughout this book, and the key point that Azure becomes an extension of your datacenter is hopefully clear. Those services in Azure can be used in many different ways: to offer complete solutions, to supplement on-premises environments, as test/development environments, and even for disaster recovery. Often the adoption of a public cloud technology such as Azure is not solely based on technical capability but also on learning to trust a solution and overcome barriers—both real and imagined. This chapter focuses on overcoming both types of barriers and starting your journey to Azure services.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Address the common concerns related to using the public cloud specific to Azure.
  • Use encryption in Azure.
  • Understand the first steps when adopting Azure.