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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)

Creating reusable IaC modules

One of the primary objectives of deploying infrastructure using code is to eliminate redundancy and the need for multiple templates serving similar purposes. The key is to create reusable and flexible infrastructure modules that serve a specific and well-defined purpose. This approach ensures efficiency and avoids duplicating work, allowing for the streamlined deployment and management of infrastructure resources.

Modules in IaC are self-contained files that consist of a collection of resources meant to be deployed together. They serve the purpose of breaking down complex templates into smaller, more manageable sets of code. By using modules, we can ensure that each module has a specific task or responsibility and that these modules can be reused across multiple deployments and workloads. This modular approach promotes code reusability, simplifies maintenance, and improves the overall manageability of our infrastructure deployments.