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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)

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Unlock New Opportunities with Azure, highlights some of the compelling reasons why Azure has become the preferred choice for many decision-makers. It gives a walk-through of different cloud models, shared responsibilities between Microsoft and customers, and various Azure subscription models.

Chapter 2, Achieve Availability, Scalability, and Monitoring with Azure, lets you explore how high availability, scalability, and monitoring play significant roles in modern cloud-based architectures. You’ll see how they are essential in ensuring seamless operations, optimal performance, and ultimately, the success of businesses in the digital landscape.

Chapter 3, Cloud Architecture Design Patterns, focuses on design patterns related to virtual networks (VNets), storage accounts, performance, and messaging. These constructs affect how you implement your solution and, with enough attention to detail, can help you gauge costs, efficiencies, and overall productivity properly. This chapter also outlines some design best practices.

Chapter 4, Azure Network Infrastructure and Design, gives a walk-through of the various networking services Azure offers, from base networking to advanced traffic control. You’ll get to review several standard design patterns used when configuring and provisioning networking components, a list of the many different Azure cloud networking services that are currently available, and a collection of common problem spaces that you may encounter when designing networks in the wild.

Chapter 5, Automating Architecture on Azure, shows how automation and Infrastructure as Code (IaC) play a crucial role in streamlining the provisioning and management of resources. You’ll get to know the various tools available for implementing IaC in Azure, including ARM templates, Bicep, and Terraform.

Chapter 6, Optimize Performance with Azure OLTP Solutions, highlights the various aspects of using transactional data stores, such as Azure SQL Database and other open source databases that are typically used in online transaction processing (OLTP) systems. With these Azure services, you’ll learn how to achieve performance and cost optimization.

Chapter 7, Designing Serverless Architecture Solutions in Azure, gives a comprehensive understanding of developing serverless applications utilizing Azure Functions, as well as implementing event-driven architectural solutions through the effective utilization of various Azure services on the Azure serverless platform.

Chapter 8, Deploying, Managing, and Scaling Containers with Azure Kubernetes Service, delves into various aspects, including the upstream Kubernetes and Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster architecture and the use of add-ons, extensions, and third-party integrations with AKS. It provides the knowledge and skills required to build and scale applications on AKS clusters and Azure Container Apps.

Chapter 9, Designing Big Data Solutions with Azure, discusses big data in the context of data warehousing and advanced analytics and talks about solutions that allow the use of large amounts of data. It shares insight into the best Azure tools and services that can be used to design big data and intelligent solutions.

Chapter 10, Architecting Secure Applications on a Trusted Platform, outlines the Azure tools, services, and best practices for building resilient and secure applications. It will help you navigate the complex security landscape in Azure, ensuring your applications stand against evolving threats in the digital landscape. It will provide invaluable insights into secure application architecture on Azure.

Chapter 11, Cost Governance on Azure, gives you insights into the significance of cost management and optimization on Azure. You’ll be able to investigate the various pricing options, and the services and tools offered by Azure for managing costs.

Chapter 12, Conclusion, covers the key takeaways from each chapter. It summarizes the book and delivers guidance for further action.