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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

The Evolution of the Datacenter

When I talk to people about Azure or even the public cloud in general, where possible, I start the conversation by talking about their on-premises deployments and the requirements that drove the existing architecture. For most companies, needs have changed radically over recent years to meet both customer and employee requirements. Employees expect to be able to work anywhere, from anything, using a large number of cloud-based services. Customers are similar, wanting engaging digital experiences across devices that use existing social identities where practical. Organizations are looking to digitally transform and focus on creating only what helps differentiate themselves in the market through accelerated innovation. For organizations, this means more agility and the capability to Elastically scale, potentially globally. Additionally, these drivers often mean getting out of the datacenter business in favor of cloud service utilization, which enables a...