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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)

Simplifying container deployment with Azure Container Instances

In addition to AKS and Azure Container Apps, Azure Container Instances (ACI) offers a direct and efficient approach to running containers in Azure, removing the burden of managing virtual machines or relying on higher-level services.

Use cases and scenarios

ACI proves advantageous for diverse scenarios, primarily the following.

Standalone containerized applications

When you have a microservice-based architecture or a single-container application, ACI provides a hassle-free experience for running and managing your containers. For instance, ACI enables easy scaling and independent management of microservices, ensuring optimal resource allocation. Developers can containerize applications, such as Python web frameworks (Flask, for example), for seamless scalability and high availability. ACI abstracts away infrastructure concerns, allowing data analytics companies to deploy and manage containerized applications...