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Robust Cloud Integration with Azure

By : Gyanendra Kumar Gautam, Ashish Bhambhani, Abhishek Kumar, James Corbould, Mahindra Morar, Martin Abbott
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Robust Cloud Integration with Azure

By: Gyanendra Kumar Gautam, Ashish Bhambhani, Abhishek Kumar, James Corbould, Mahindra Morar, Martin Abbott

Overview of this book

Any software developers, architects, and technical managers lookng to learn about Azure IaaS essentials need look no further. This book is ideal for Microsoft Enterprise developers, DevOps or any IT professionals looking to connect cloud-based and on-premises systems with Azure.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Robust Cloud Integration with Azure
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

What is Azure?

Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform that comprises a collection of software services that can be hosted outside the traditional company IT infrastructure and provides an avenue to getting started quickly building and hosting software, in a flexible pricing business model.

A good place to learn more about Azure is via the Azure website: .

The following is a list of current service categories available in Azure:

  • Compute: This is a high-level description of base services that provide a platform in order to run other applications and tasks, for example, virtual machines running Windows and Linux and platforms such as Service Fabric that act as a hosting platform within which applications can run.

  • Web and Mobile: This includes services in order to run web and mobile applications, from the backend services required to the frontend web applications.

  • Data and Storage: This includes relational and non-relational database systems including raw binary storage of data.

  • Services focused on cognitive services and artificial intelligence.

  • Analytics: This includes services in order to process large quantities of data using techniques such as machine learning as well as large-scale data transformation and movement.

  • Internet of Things: This manages IoT assets on a big scale using IoT Hubs and processes real-time events and data using services such as Stream Analytics.

  • Networking: This includes features such as load balancing, DNS, high-speed dedicated connections to Azure (ExpressRoute), and the configuration of private networks within Azure.

  • Media and CDN: Robust content delivery through a distributed network of proxy servers deployed in multiple data centers across multiple regions.

  • Enterprise Integration: This includes technologies in order to link on-premises and cloud-based systems, which encompasses Logic Apps, Service Bus, API Management, Functions, and BizTalk.

  • Identity and Access Management: This includes authentication and authorization services using Active Directory in the cloud (with sync available to on-premises directories) and multifactor authentication.

  • Developer Services: This includes services for the application developer including functionality such as Visual Studio Team Services for software development support and Application Insights that offers real-time monitoring of applications.

  • Management: This assists with management tasks such as key management and offers task automation.