Chapter 3. DevOps Automation Primer

Azure was launched in early 2010 with Azure Service Management (ASM) as its base technology platform for provisioning, organizing, and managing IaaS and PaaS services. During the Build 2014 event, Microsoft introduced a new Azure technology platform, Azure Resource Manager (ARM). There are inherent issues with Azure Service Management in terms of performance, concurrency, extensibility, and scalability of services. It was becoming difficult for Microsoft to introduce newer, consistent, and scalable services because of the way ASM was designed and architected. Azure Resource Manager was introduced to overcome these challenges and provide an architecture that is extensible, scalable, and provide additional advance ...

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