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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)


In this chapter, we saw how automation on Azure can be achieved using IaC.

We learned about the importance of IaC and how it allows for the consistent and repeatable creation and management of infrastructure. Defining infrastructure using code is important because it facilitates code sharing, review, and version control, which ultimately enhances communication and minimizes the occurrence of errors.

We also explored the various tools available for implementing IaC in Azure, including ARM templates, Bicep, and Terraform.

Implementing IaC with these tools allows for automated deployments and benefits such as reusable modules, maintaining infrastructure history, testing environments, catching configuration drifts, gaining higher confidence, managing multiple environments, and reducing effort and errors.

To wrap up this chapter, we shared some best practices and tips for automating architectures on Azure, emphasizing the use of Azure DevOps, GitHub, and IaC.

In the...