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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)

Understanding Azure subscription plans and offers

Azure offers various subscription options that cater to a range of customer needs. They each play a crucial role in billing.

The main Azure subscription models are as follows:

  • Pay-as-you-go: This is one of the most popular licensing models in Azure. Customers are invoiced based on their actual Azure resource utilization, with no upfront fees or long-term commitments. Customers are billed monthly based on their usage. Credit cards and other invoice payment options are accepted. Please see the following for further details on pay-as-you-go pricing:
  • Enterprise Agreements (EAs): EAs involve a financial commitment between organizations and Microsoft. Organizations agree to use a specified amount of Azure resources under an EA. If their usage exceeds the agreed-upon amount, customers receive an overage invoice. EAs allow the creation of multiple accounts and...