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Azure Integration Guide for Business

By : Joshua Garverick, Jack Lee, Mélony Qin, Trevoir Williams
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Azure Integration Guide for Business

By: Joshua Garverick, Jack Lee, Mélony Qin, Trevoir Williams

Overview of this book

Azure Integration Guide for Business is essential for decision makers planning to transform their business with Microsoft Azure. The Microsoft Azure cloud platform can improve the availability, scalability, and cost-efficiency of any business. The guidance in this book will help decision makers gain valuable insights into proactively managing their applications and infrastructure. You'll learn to apply best practices in Azure Virtual Network and Azure Storage design, ensuring an efficient and secure cloud infrastructure. You'll also discover how to automate Azure through Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and leverage various Azure services to support OLTP applications. Next, you’ll explore how to implement Azure offerings for event-driven architectural solutions and serverless applications. Additionally, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge on how to develop an automated, secure, and scalable solutions. Core elements of the Azure ecosystem will be discussed in the final chapters of the book, such as big data solutions, cost governance, and best practices to help you optimize your business. By the end of this book, you’ll understand what a well-architected Azure solution looks like and how to lead your organization toward a tailored Azure solution that meets your business needs.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

Unlock New Opportunities with Azure

In recent years, a remarkable transformation has taken place in the business landscape as organizations of all sizes and industries are increasingly embracing cloud technology. Cloud computing has emerged as a game changer, reshaping the way companies operate, make decisions, and design their architectural frameworks. This paradigm shift is driven by many factors, with two prominent reasons standing out: cost savings and the ability to accomplish more with fewer resources. At the forefront of this cloud revolution is Microsoft Azure.

One of the primary drivers compelling business decision makers and architects to adopt cloud solutions is the potential for substantial cost savings. Traditional on-premises infrastructure demands substantial upfront investments in hardware, software licenses, and dedicated IT staff to maintain and manage the infrastructure. With Azure, organizations can opt for a pay-as-you-go model, where they only pay for the resources and services they use. We will learn more about this in Chapter 11, Cost governance on Azure.

Azure enables companies to do more with less, amplifying the impact of their resources. Businesses can tap into virtually unlimited computing power and storage capacity, allowing them to scale their operations seamlessly. We will learn more about this in Chapter 2, Achieve availability, scalability, and monitoring with Azure.

Beyond cost savings and resource optimization, Azure offers additional benefits that drive its adoption among business decision makers and architects. These advantages include enhanced data security, improved disaster recovery capabilities, simplified software updates and maintenance, and the ability to access data and applications from anywhere at any time. Azure’s advanced security measures and compliance certifications meet the highest industry standards, providing organizations with peace of mind as they embrace the cloud. We will learn more about this in Chapter 10, Architecting secure applications on a trusted platform.

Azure has become a catalyst for business transformation, revolutionizing the decision-making processes and architectural practices of organizations worldwide. With cost savings, improved resource utilization, and a wealth of additional benefits, it is no surprise that business decision makers and architects are enthusiastically embracing the cloud. Azure is supporting companies in unlocking new opportunities, driving efficiency, and gaining a competitive edge in today’s rapidly evolving business landscape.

In the next section, we will highlight some of the compelling reasons why Azure has become the preferred choice for many decision makers.