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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

Understanding Governance Requirements in Your Organization

This is often one of the biggest challenges for a large organization. What exactly are the governance requirements that need to be adhered to. A large, multi-national may have to adhere to country-specific regulatory requirements, industry-specific regulatory requirements, and then their own internal requirements. To understand the documentation exercise of requirements may be a company-wide effort involving legal teams, business units, security, and IT, and often will be broken down by business unit and application, since certain applications may fall under different types of requirements that you don’t want to apply to other applications if not required.

Once you understand the requirements, you need to ensure that your organization is compliant with them, which is achieved through governance—or at least partly. For your areas of responsibility, capabilities such as Azure Policy, Management Groups, and...