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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)

Azure StorSimple

Nowadays, we are facing many storage challenges. One of them is rapid data growth that exceeds 40%, which leads to more expense for storage, its protection, and its recovery. StorSimple would be a good fit in these scenarios, especially since it spans across on-premises and Azure Cloud, which means you do not have to worry about a storage shortage anymore.

Azure StorSimple is an integrated storage solution. This solution is one of the greatest solutions for managing storage across on-premises devices/hypervisors and Azure Storage. It can manage your primary storage, archival storage, tape backup, and so on. Whatever the type of disk (HDD or SSD), it can manage it. Then, you can assign each part of the storage to the solution that would need it.

There are many reasons for using Azure StorSimple, as stated in the following points:

  • Cost reduction: According to the...