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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 Blueprints

I have talked about a lot about resources and the settings available to help manage your environment and ensure governance. Attempting to manually assign all these different resources in the right combinations based on the type of subscription would be very difficult, prone to error, and hard to assess actual compliance.

Azure blueprints bring together several key governance artifacts and combine them into a declarative, pro-active resource that can be applied to cloud environments—i.e., a subscription. Think of it as a foundational scaffold of (potentially) minimum governance that meets the organization’s requirements and which can be expanded and built on as required. Using a blueprint quickly brings a subscription into a governed state. The goal would be to define blueprints for your various sets of governance requirements, perhaps based on type of environment (i.e., development and production), and then apply the appropriate blueprint as new subscriptions...