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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

Introduction

The book you are holding is the result of my 25 years of experience in the IT world, including 20 years of virtualization experience, which started with VMware, Virtual PC, and now Hyper-V, and many years focusing on public cloud solutions, especially Microsoft Azure. My goal for this book is simple: to make you knowledgeable and effective architecting an Azure-based infrastructure. If you look at the scope of Microsoft Azure functionality, a single book would be the size of the Encyclopedia Britannia to cover it, so my focus for this book is the infrastructure-related services, including VMs in Azure, storage, networking, and some complementary technologies. Additionally, the focus is on architecting a solution. I will also show how to automate processes using technologies such as templates and PowerShell/CLI, how to integrate Azure with your on-premises infrastructure to create a hybrid solution, and even how to use Azure as a disaster recovery solution.

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