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Learning Microsoft Azure Storage

By : Mohamed Waly
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Learning Microsoft Azure Storage

By: Mohamed Waly

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure Storage is the bedrock of Microsoft's core storage solution offering in Azure. No matter what solution you are building for the cloud, you'll find a compelling use for Azure Storage. This book will help you get up-to-speed quickly on Microsoft Azure Storage by teaching you how to use the different storage services. You will be able to leverage secure design patterns based on real-world scenarios and develop a strong storage foundation for Azure virtual machines. You will start this book with an introduction to Microsoft Azure storage and how it can be used to build large-scale, real-world applications using Azure storage services such as blob, table, queue, and file. This book will also teach you about the different types of Azure Storage. You will then find out the best practices for designing your Azure VM storage, whether it is Windows based or Linux based and how to migrate your storage in different scenarios. You will learn also how to plan and implement your SQL database solution on Azure, and how to build your SQL database in different service models (IaaS/PaaS). Moreover, you will also learn best practices for dealing with Azure Backup, the role of Azure Site Recovery, and the solutions they offer in different scenarios. Finally, you will use StorSimple to unlock the maximum value from all of your data, and some tools that will help you manage your storage on-and off-premise (Azure), such as AzCopy and Storage Explorer. Monitoring your storage in no laughing matter, so you will learn to monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot it.
Table of Contents (9 chapters)

An introduction to Azure Backup

Backup has always been the X factor that saves an environment from being completely damaged or lost.

Backup is one of the oldest terminologies to be heard, and it has gone through many evolutions. Nowadays, there are many vendors offering backup solutions.

In 2014, Microsoft announced that it will support backup as a service on its cloud (Azure), as a part of Azure Recovery Services, and since then, Azure Backup has undergone many enhancements.

Simply put, backing up your data to the cloud is currently one of the safest methods because of the ransomware attacks that have affected many organizations around the world.

Azure Backup has two kinds of vaults:

  • Backup vaults: The older of the two, they have been widely used in the classic portal
  • Recovery Services vault: The evolution of Backup vaults, they are designed to support Resource Manager deployments...