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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)

Two approaches to implementing IaC

There are two approaches that organizations can take when implementing IaC, namely the imperative approach and the declarative approach:

Imperative IaC

  • This approach involves writing scripts in languages such as Azure CLI or PowerShell.
  • In this approach, we explicitly define the commands and steps needed to achieve the desired outcome.
  • With imperative deployments, we have control over the sequence of dependencies, error handling, and updates to resources.
  • While this approach offers flexibility and fine-grained control, it requires more manual management and can be prone to human error.

Declarative IaC

  • This approach involves writing a definition that describes the desired state of an environment.
  • Instead of specifying the steps to achieve the desired outcome, you can...