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Azure for Decision Makers

By : Jack Lee, Jason Milgram, David Rendón
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Book Image

Azure for Decision Makers

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By: Jack Lee, Jason Milgram, David Rendón

Overview of this book

Azure for Decision Makers provides a comprehensive overview of the latest updates in cloud security, hybrid cloud and multi-cloud solutions, and cloud migration in Azure. This book is a must-have introduction to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, demonstrating the substantial scope of digital transformation and innovation that can be achieved with Azure's capabilities. The first set of chapters will get you up to speed with Microsoft Azure's evolution before showing you how to integrate it into your existing IT infrastructure. Next, you’ll gain practical insights into application migration and modernization, focusing mainly on migration planning, implementation, and best practices. Throughout the book, you’ll get the information you need to spearhead a smooth migration and modernization process, detailing Azure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) deployment, infrastructure management, and key application architectures. The concluding chapters will help you to identify and incorporate best practices for cost optimization and management, Azure DevOps, and Azure automation. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to lead end-to-end Azure operations for your organization and effectively cost-optimize your processes ─ from the planning and cloud migration stage through to troubleshooting.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)
Next Steps

Start building with Azure

Embarking on your journey with Azure opens up a world of possibilities for your organization. By making use of the power of Azure's cutting-edge cloud technology, you can drive innovation, increase efficiency, and improve scalability. Azure offers a comprehensive suite of services tailored to address various business requirements, from data storage and analytics to application development and deployment. With robust security, compliance, and governance tools built in, you can confidently trust Azure to protect your valuable assets. Whether you're a small start-up or a large enterprise, Azure's flexible and cost-effective solutions can help you stay ahead of the competition. Don't miss out on this opportunity to transform your organization's IT infrastructure; start exploring Azure today and unlock your business's full potential.

Here are eight steps you should consider for embarking on your Azure journey:

  1. Learn about Azure: Read this book, then research Azure services and offerings to understand how they align with your organization's needs. Visit the Azure website, read documentation, and explore use cases to gain insights into how Azure can benefit your business.
  2. Sign up for a free trial: Azure offers a 12-month free trial with $200 credit to explore and test Azure services. Sign up at the Azure portal () using your business email address to create an account and take advantage of the free trial.
  3. Evaluate your current infrastructure: Assess your existing IT environment, including applications, workloads, and data storage requirements. This will help you identify which Azure services are most relevant to your organization's needs and set priorities for migration.
  4. Plan your migration: Develop a migration plan that outlines the steps for moving your applications, workloads, and data to Azure. Consider factors such as security, compliance, and cost optimization. In addition, you may want to use Azure Migrate, a service that helps assess and migrate on-premises workloads to Azure.
  5. Engage with a partner or Microsoft representative: Consult with Microsoft representatives or Azure partners for expert advice on best practices and strategies for a successful migration. They can help you with architecture, planning, and implementation.
  6. Train your team: Ensure your IT staff and other relevant personnel are well trained in Azure technologies. Microsoft Learn provides no-cost, self-paced learning paths for various Azure services and roles, while Microsoft certifications offer comprehensive skill validation.
  7. Implement governance and security: Establish and enforce security, compliance, and governance policies using Azure services such as Azure Policy, Azure Blueprints, and Azure Security Center.
  8. Monitor and optimize: Once your resources are deployed in Azure, continuously monitor performance, security, and cost. Use Azure Monitor, Azure Cost Management, and Azure Advisor to gain insights and optimize your cloud environment.

By following these steps, your organization can smoothly transition to Azure and unlock the potential of cloud computing for improved efficiency, scalability, and innovation.