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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

Microsoft-native IaC frameworks

There are many IaC frameworks that can be used on Azure. In this chapter, we will focus mainly on out-of-the-box Microsoft IaC solutions, namely Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates and Bicep.

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates

ARM templates are a declarative way to define and deploy Azure resources. ARM templates use JSON syntax to define resources and their properties, making it easy to manage and deploy infrastructure changes.

We will learn more about ARM templates in the following sections.

Accelerate deployment with ARM templates

The real benefit of using the ARM template system is that it allows you to have declarative syntax. That means you can deploy a virtual machine and create the networking infrastructure that goes around it. Templates end up providing a process that can be run repeatedly in a very consistent manner. They manage the desired state of the infrastructure, meaning a template becomes the source of truth for...