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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)

Understanding containers and Kubernetes

Containerization is an application management approach that involves encapsulating all the necessary dependencies, libraries, and configurations within a lightweight, standalone, and executable software package called a container image. Let‘s take a look at containers in more detail.

Container concepts

Containers are self-contained units that can run consistently across different computing environments. Containerized applications can run on any platform, such as Linux, Windows, or macOS, uniformly without any changes being needed, which makes them highly portable.

Containers provide a way to encapsulate applications, their dependencies, and configurations into a single, portable unit that can be easily deployed and scaled. This helps organizations to be free from getting tied to a single cloud provider and to easily lift and shift their workloads from on-premises to the cloud, or even to move between multiple clouds. This approach...