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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

Getting Access to Microsoft Azure

For a typical on-premises solution, there are many hurdles to the access and adoption of a new technology. You need hardware to run the solution and somewhere to store that hardware, and you have to obtain and deploy the various operating system requirements and applications. With public cloud solutions, the services are sitting out there, just waiting for you to start using them. Primarily, that means a way to pay for the services. If, however, you want to just try Azure, you don’t even need that.

The Importance of Planning for Services

Azure services (like most public cloud services) are easy to access and can be used with almost no barriers. This does not mean an organization should instigate the use of public cloud services with any less consideration and planning than would be given to solutions implemented on premises. In fact, because the services are hosted externally, additional planning is likely required to ensure integration with...