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Microsoft Azure: Planning, Deploying, and Managing Your Data Center in the Cloud by David Gollob, Mike Manning, Anthony Puca, Julian Soh, Marshall Copeland

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CHAPTER 1

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Microsoft Azure and Cloud Computing

What Is Microsoft Azure?

Microsoft Azure is an overarching brand name for Microsoft’s cloud-computing services. It covers a broad, and still growing, range of services that often form the foundational elements of cloud computing.

If you are reading this book, chances are that you are an information technology (IT) professional and have some basic knowledge of Azure. This book was written for the IT professional interested in using cloud-computing services. Some of the topics that may interest you include lowering operating costs, increasing agility, developing better disaster recovery (DR) strategies, ...

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