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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)

Best practices for using IaC

To wrap up this chapter, we will share some additional best practices and tips for using IaC:

  • Use Git as a version control system to track and manage IaC changes.
  • Use private repositories when building Azure landing zones to protect sensitive infrastructure configurations and information, and to ensure that only authorized members are permitted to view or edit the files in the private repositories.
  • Use public repositories when sharing non-confidential information, such as open source collaboration material, public documentation, and automation examples.
  • Adopt an IaC approach for deploying, managing, governing, and supporting Azure landing zone deployments, as we explained in detail earlier in this chapter.

When considering IaC deployments, it is crucial to take into account the deployment scopes within the Azure management levels and hierarchy (refer to Figure 5.2). Understanding the appropriate scope at which Azure resources...