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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
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Chapter 5

Networking is a critical element for any architecture, and in the cloud there are many considerations. This chapter will explore the core networking capabilities and how they should be used in your Azure architecture. Networking is typically broken into four key pillars, which will drive much of this chapter (although I will cover some of the technologies in slightly different orders):

  • Connectivity—Virtual networks, Azure Virtual WAN, ExpressRoute/VPN, and Azure DNS
  • Protection—NSGs, Azure Firewall, web application firewalls, DDoS protection, and virtual network service endpoints
  • Delivery—Azure Load Balancer, Azure Application Gateway, Azure Traffic Manager and Azure Front Door
  • Monitoring—Azure Network Watcher, ExpressRoute Monitor, Azure Monitor, and Azure Virtual Network TAP