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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)


Bicep was created to address the limitations of ARM templates. Bicep is a Domain-Specific Language (DSL) and an open-source project from Microsoft that provides a more concise and user-friendly way of defining ARM templates. It uses declarative syntax to deploy Azure resources and provides concise syntax, reliable type safety, and support for code reuse.

With Bicep files, you define the desired infrastructure and its properties for deployment. Notably, Bicep offers a more concise syntax compared to ARM templates, making it more accessible and easier to read and write for non-developers.

Benefits of Bicep

Bicep is designed to be easier to read, write, and maintain than ARM templates, while providing full backward compatibility with them. It is essentially a higher-level abstraction of ARM templates, which allows you to write IaC in a more declarative and readable way.

Bicep provides all the benefits that we stated earlier for ARM templates, with the following addition...