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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 4

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Planning Your Azure Deployment

Planning Concepts

Chapters 1 and 2 introduced the different Azure services as well as the business drivers for considering Azure as part of an organization’s IT portfolio. As with most IT initiatives, the main business driver is cost, which includes tangible and intangible costs.

Previous chapters focused primarily on intangible costs, such as service-level agreements (SLAs), agility and scalability, disaster recovery (DR), high availability (HA), and security. These are important concepts, and, in some cases, an organization may have a real number associated with such costs. For example, some organizations ...

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