Deploying and maintaining systems on Azure
There are a number of ways to deploy and maintain applications in Azure. The most important part to take away from the section is that everything can be deployed in Azure via scripting. This scripting can be in the form of the following:
- JSON templates
- Using a script extension for PowerShell
- CLI/Bash scripting
- Azure landing zone accelerators for mainframe workloads
Another way, and probably the easiest, is to use the Azure portal, but keep in mind not every deployment feature is implemented through the portal. The portal is configurable and customizable. One of the features that I like about the portal is that when you are using it to deploy Azure resources, once you have the configuration that you want, you can transform that into a JSON template for future use.
Here is a screenshot of how you would deploy an application...