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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

Azure Policy

In previous sections, I talked about some aspects of governance around compliance requirements, naming standards, and tags, but how do you ensure that users adhere to your requirements? Azure policies provide the guardrails: structured, declarative definitions of the cloud engineer’s intent that is codified that can then become a core element of the environment, enforced by the platform and in real time.

In the previous chapter, in Figure 1.13, I drew out the basics of the Azure Resource Manager and how it relates to key components. I noted some “stuff” to the left of the various components. Some key aspects of that “stuff” related to governance. Figure 2.14 shows a different view of the layers related to the Azure Resource Manager—this time with a focus on governance. You’ll also notice Azure Blueprints, which bring together multiple governance artifacts for pre-active applications, and Azure Resource Graph, which brings...