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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

2 (1)
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


We've concluded our introductory chapter, but this is just the beginning of our journey. In this chapter, we scratched the surface of the vast and dynamic landscape of cloud computing, and its continually evolving models. After that, we outlined the compelling reasons for adopting Microsoft Azure, driven by its powerful features and capabilities.

We also touched upon the various types of cloud environments—public and private clouds, hybrid cloud, multicloud, and even the emerging field of edge computing. Each of these comes with its own unique set of benefits and considerations, providing diverse solutions tailored to an organization's specific needs.

A pivotal aspect of our discussion involved delving into some crucial considerations for businesses transitioning to Azure—cloud management, migration, security, and governance. These complex aspects are the bedrock of any successful Azure strategy and require careful planning and execution.

As we progress through the rest of the book, we'll dive deeper into these critical areas. We'll expand on the broad topics here, providing a more detailed understanding to empower you to make informed, strategic decisions for your organization's Azure journey.

The journey ahead will require strategic thinking, sound decision-making, and a keen understanding of your organization's needs. With this knowledge, you'll be well equipped to use Azure's robust capabilities to your advantage, driving your organization's innovation, efficiency, and growth.

So, buckle up and get ready to dive deeper. The world of Azure awaits, promising exciting insights, powerful tools, and transformative opportunities. Here's to a fruitful journey toward cloud mastery with Azure!