Microsoft Azure Compute: The Definitive Guide

Book description

Proven best practices for success with every Azure compute service!

Compute services are key to most Azure cloud solutions, but maximizing their value requires best-practice planning, design, deployment, and operations. Now, leading consultant Avinash Valiramani presents expert guidance for driving maximum value from Microsofts portfolio of Azure compute services for IaaS, PaaS, and FaaS. Drawing on his extensive work with Microsofts Azure teams, he covers Azure VMs, VM Scale Sets, App Services, Azure Virtual Desktops, Azure Container Instances, Azure Functions, Azure Batch, and other Compute services. Whatever your role in delivering efficient, scalable compute services, this deep dive will help you make the most of your Azure investment.

Leading Azure consultant Avinash Valiramani shows how to:

  • Dive deeply into the frequently used Azure Compute services to better understand how each service works

  • Walk through configuring each compute service and its related features and options

  • Size, price, and create Azure VMs, and deliver the right levels of redundancy and availability

  • Use VM Scale Sets (VMSS) to integrate VMs with load balancing and autoscaling

  • Host web applications, mobile app back ends, and REST APIs via Azure App Service

  • Run desktops-as-a-service at scale with Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD)

  • Easily deploy containers on demand with Azure Container Instances (ACIs)

  • Use serverless Azure Functions to build web APIs, process streams, and manage message queues

About this Book

  • For everyone interested in Azure infrastructure, including IT/cloud admins, security specialists, developers, engineers, and others at all levels of Azure compute experience.

  • Especially useful for experienced IT pros in mid-sized to large organizations who have deployed, operated, monitored, upgraded, migrated, or designed infrastructure services.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Pearson’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. Introduction to Azure compute services
    1. Overview
    2. Cloud service categories
    3. Migration factors and strategies
    4. Who this book is for
    5. How this book is organized
    6. System requirements
    7. About the companion content
    8. Errata, updates, & book support
    9. Stay in touch
  10. Chapter 1. Azure virtual machines
    1. Overview
    2. High-availability considerations
    3. Storage disks for VMs
    4. Networking for VMs
    5. Cost-optimization options
    6. Backups and disaster recovery
    7. Best practices
  11. Chapter 2. Azure virtual machine scale sets
    1. Overview
    2. Large VMSS
    3. Ensure high availability with VMSS
    4. Maintain Azure VMSS
    5. Networking considerations and best practices
    6. VMSS deployment best practices
    7. OS and data disks for scale sets
    8. Strategies for cost optimization
    9. Best practices
  12. Chapter 3. Azure App Service
    1. Overview
    2. Planning deployment and operations
    3. Networking considerations
    4. Backup and restore
    5. Disaster recovery
    6. Cost considerations
    7. Security recommendations
  13. Chapter 4. Azure Virtual Desktop
    1. Overview
    2. Key features
    3. Core concepts
    4. Design considerations
    5. Session hosts
    6. Store user profile data
    7. Backups
    8. Disaster recovery
    9. Authentication
    10. Network considerations
    11. Security
    12. Integration with Azure DevTest Labs
    13. Other best practices
    14. Publish apps
  14. Chapter 5. Azure Container Instances
    1. Overview
    2. Key features
    3. Benefits of container services
    4. Deployment considerations
    5. Security best practices
  15. Chapter 6. Azure Functions
    1. Overview
    2. Deploy function apps
    3. Event-driven scaling
    4. Best practices
  16. Index
  17. Code Snippets

Product information

  • Title: Microsoft Azure Compute: The Definitive Guide
  • Author(s): Avinash Valiramani
  • Release date: June 2022
  • Publisher(s): Microsoft Press
  • ISBN: 9780137564750