Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services for Architects

Book description

An expert guide for IT administrators needing to create and manage a public cloud and virtual network using Microsoft Azure

With Microsoft Azure challenging Amazon Web Services (AWS) for market share, there has been no better time for IT professionals to broaden and expand their knowledge of Microsoft’s flagship virtualization and cloud computing service. Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services for Architects: Designing Cloud Solutions helps readers develop the skills required to understand the capabilities of Microsoft Azure for Infrastructure Services and implement a public cloud to achieve full virtualization of data, both on and off premise. Microsoft Azure provides granular control in choosing core infrastructure components, enabling IT administrators to deploy new Windows Server and Linux virtual machines, adjust usage as requirements change, and scale to meet the infrastructure needs of their entire organization. 

This accurate, authoritative book covers topics including IaaS cost and options, customizing VM storage, enabling external connectivity to Azure virtual machines, extending Azure Active Directory, replicating and backing up to Azure, disaster recovery, and much more. New users and experienced professionals alike will:

  • Get expert guidance on understanding, evaluating, deploying, and maintaining Microsoft Azure environments from Microsoft MVP and technical specialist John Savill
  • Develop the skills to set up cloud-based virtual machines, deploy web servers, configure hosted data stores, and use other key Azure technologies
  • Understand how to design and implement serverless and hybrid solutions
  • Learn to use enterprise security guidelines for Azure deployment 

Offering the most up to date information and practical advice, Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services for Architects: Designing Cloud Solutions is an essential resource for IT administrators, consultants and engineers responsible for learning, designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining Microsoft virtualization and cloud technologies.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Author
  4. Introduction
  5. Chapter 1 The Cloud and Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
    1. The Evolution of the Datacenter
    2. Microsoft Azure 101
    3. Getting Access to Microsoft Azure
    4. Reserved Instances and Azure Hybrid Benefit
    5. Increasing Azure Limits
    6. The Azure Portal
  6. Chapter 2 Governance
    1. What Is Governance?
    2. Understanding Governance Requirements in Your Organization
    3. Azure Subscriptions and Management Groups
    4. Resource Groups
    5. Role-Based Access Control
    6. Naming Conventions
    7. Using Tags
    8. Azure Policy
    9. Azure Templates
    10. Azure Blueprints
    11. Azure Resource Graph
    12. Cost Management
  7. Chapter 3 Identity
    1. The Importance of Identity
    2. A Brief Refresher on Active Directory
    3. Using Cloud Services, Federation, and Cloud Authentication
    4. Azure Active Directory Fundamentals
  8. Chapter 4 Identity Security and Extended Identity Services
    1. Azure AD Security
    2. Azure AD B2C
    3. Active Directory in the Cloud
  9. Chapter 5 Networking
    1. Connectivity
    2. Protection
    3. Delivery
    4. Monitoring
  10. Chapter 6 Storage
    1. Azure Storage Services
    2. Storage with Azure VMs
    3. Bulk Data Options
    4. Azure Database Offerings
  11. Chapter 7 Azure Compute
    1. Virtual Machines
    2. Platform as a Service Offerings
  12. Chapter 8 Azure Stack
    1. Azure Stack Foundation
    2. Managing Azure Stack
    3. Understanding Azure Stack HCI
  13. Chapter 9 Backup, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, and Migration
    1. Availability 101
    2. Backups in Azure
    3. High Availability in Azure
    4. Disaster Recovery in Azure
    5. Migrating Workloads to Azure
  14. Chapter 10 Monitoring and Security
    1. Azure Monitoring
    2. Security in Azure
  15. Chapter 11 Managing Azure
    1. Command Line, Scripting, and Automation with Azure
    2. Deploying Resources with ARM JSON Templates
    3. Additional Useful Technologies for Azure Management
  16. Chapter 12 What to Do Next
    1. Understanding and Addressing Azure Barriers
    2. Why You Should Use Azure and Getting Started
  17. Index
  18. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services for Architects
  • Author(s): John Savill
  • Release date: October 2019
  • Publisher(s): Sybex
  • ISBN: 9781119596578