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Implementing Azure Solutions

By : Florian Klaffenbach, Oliver Michalski, Jan-Henrik Damaschke
Book Image

Implementing Azure Solutions

By: Florian Klaffenbach, Oliver Michalski, Jan-Henrik Damaschke

Overview of this book

Microsoft Azure has numerous effective solutions that shape the future of any business. However, the major challenge that architects and administrators face are implementing these solutions appropriately. Our book focuses on various implementation scenarios that will help overcome the challenge of implementing Azure’s solutions in a very efficient manner and will also help you to prepare for Microsoft Architect exam. You will not only learn how to secure a newly deployed Azure Active Directory but also get to know how Azure Active Directory Synchronization could be implemented. To maintain an isolated and secure environment so that you can run your virtual machines and applications, you will implement Azure networking services. Also to manage, access, and secure your confidential data, you will implement storage solutions. Toward the end, you will explore tips and tricks to secure your environment. By the end, you will be able to implement Azure solutions such as networking, storage, and cloud effectively.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Chapter 1. Getting Started with Azure Implementation

Cloud services have come a long way in the last 5 to 10 years. Cloud was and still is one of the biggest trends in Information Technology (IT), with new topics still to be discovered.

In the early 2000s, cloud computing wasn't a widely used phrase, but the concept as well as data centers with massive computing power were already existent and used. Later in that decade, the word cloud became a buzzword for nearly anything that was not tangible or online. But the real rise of cloud computing with all its different service models happened before, when the big IT companies started their cloud offers. That was Amazon, Google, and Microsoft in particular. As the cloud offers developed, they enabled companies from startups to Fortune 500s to use cloud services, from web services to virtual machines with billing exact to the minute.

In this chapter, we'll explore the following topics:

  • Cloud service models
  • Cloud deployment models
  • Cloud characteristics
  • Azure services overview