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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)

Comparing ARM templates, Bicep, and Terraform

In order to achieve scalability, DevOps teams constantly seek methods for rapidly deploying code using a reliable and repeatable process. For cloud infrastructure, this process is achieved through IaC.

In the preceding sections, we introduced three popular IaC frameworks: ARM templates, Bicep, and Terraform.

The following article aims to compare nine infrastructure and integration features of ARM templates, Bicep, and Terraform:

By understanding these distinctions, organizations can determine which tool best aligns with their infrastructure and processes, aiding in making informed decisions.

Let’s continue, in the next section, to explore reusable IaC modules.