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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 2
Governance

This chapter focuses on the considerations and technologies to assist when applying governance to Azure services. While often initially overlooked, governance is critical to ensure that deployments meet company and regulatory requirements and also enable a more consistent and supportable environment. Governance should be one of the first work items when looking at using the cloud and will ultimately provide a securer and auditable deployment with some upfront effort.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Understand the key constructs of Azure Resource Manager and their application to governance.
  • Explore governance technologies available in Azure.
  • Manage costs in Azure.