Written for IT and business professionals, this book provides the technical and business insight needed to plan, deploy and manage the services provided by the Microsoft Azure cloud. Find out how to integrate the infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) models with your existing business infrastructure while maximizing availability, ensuring continuity and safety of your data, and keeping costs to a minimum. The book starts with an introduction to Microsoft Azure and how it differs from Office 365—Microsoft’s ‘other’ cloud. You'll also get a useful overview of the services available. Part II then takes you through setting up your Azure account, and gets you up-and-running on some of the core Azure services, including creating web sites and virtual machines, and choosing between fully cloud-based and hybrid storage solutions, depending on your needs. Part III now takes an in-depth look at how to integrate Azure with your existing infrastructure. The authors, Anthony Puca, Mike Manning, Brent Rush, Marshall Copeland and Julian Soh, bring their depth of experience in cloud technology and customer support to guide you through the whole process, through each layer of your infrastructure from networking to operations. High availability and disaster recovery are the topics on everyone’s minds when considering a move to the cloud, and this book provides key insights and step-by-step guidance to help you set up and manage your resources correctly to optimize for these scenarios. You’ll also get expert advice on migrating your existing VMs to Azure using InMage, mail-in and the best 3rd party tools available, helping you ensure continuity of service with minimum disruption to the business. In the book’s final chapters, you’ll find cutting edge examples of cloud technology in action, from machine learning to business intelligence, for a taste of some exciting ways your business could benefit from your new Microsoft Azure deployment.
Azure is a cloud computing platform and an online portal that allows you to access and manage cloud services and resources provided by Microsoft. The Azure cloud platform is more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help you bring new solutions to life—to solve today's challenges and create the future. Build, run, and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises, and at the edge, with the tools and frameworks of your choice.
Harness the power of Microsoft Azure services to build efficient cloud solutions About This Book Get to grips with the features of Microsoft Azure in terms of Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage Learn the how and when of using the right storage service for different business use cases Make use of Azure storage services in various languages with this fast-paced and easy-to-follow guide Who This Book Is For If you are an IT professional with basic knowledge of Microsoft Azure and want to learn Azure storage services, then this book is for you. Some familiarity with C# and Visual Studio is needed in order to utilize the examples present in the book. What You Will Learn/h2ulliGet familiar with Windows Azure Storage Service in terms of architecture and working/liliRecognize the libraries and tools offered by Azure storage, supporting several popular programming languages/liliKnow how the storage services expose their resources as REST APIs and what client libraries exists to develop against the storage/liliGain the understanding of types of Blobs and best ways to upload and retrieve them/liliLearn how to make use of Tables as a NoSQL data store and how to retrieve, insert, update and delete entities in terms of design patterns/liliUse Queue storage as a messaging solution for communications between different apps/liliCreate mounted shares and allow legacy systems to access data using the SMB protocol/liliGet accustomed to deal with faults, monitor storage metrics and logs/li/ulh2In DetailpWith the many advantages of using cloud computing, Azure Storage is a robust platform that helps you shift faster to the cloud by providing scalable, durable and highly available data storage options. For developers, it provides a rapid development environment that supports building large-scale applications to support new scenarios on the cloud, server, mobile and web. For IT professionals, it reduces complexity of managing, protecting and replicating data./ppThis book will make you familiar with the Azure storage in terms of architecture and components. It starts with the basics of storage accounts, which give access to the four basic services the Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage services. These services are exposed through a REST API that makes it possible for client libraries to implement most of their functionality in a wide range of popular programming languages. Emphasizing the Windows Azure Client Library for .NET, we will deal with storing and retrieving unstructured data with Blobs, then will move to Tables to insert and update entities in a structured NoSQL fashion. Then we will discover Queues as a reliable messaging service, and after that we will show File storage that allows you to migrate legacy applications data to the cloud to end with transient fault handling and service monitoring./ph2Style and approach/h2pThis book is a concise and fast-paced guide to learn about development for storage services. Each topic is elaborated sequentially, in order to create basic knowledge for using it in the right place and the correct way.
Understand, create, deploy, and maintain a public cloud using Microsoft Azure Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services guides you through the process of creating and managing a public cloud and virtual network using Microsoft Azure. With step-by-step instruction and clear explanation, this book equips you with the skills required to provide services both on-premises and off-premises through full virtualization, providing a deeper understanding of Azure's capabilities as an infrastructure service. Each chapter includes online videos that visualize and enhance the concepts presented in the book, and access to a Windows app that provides instant Azure updates and demonstrates the process of going from on-premises to public cloud via Azure. Coverage includes storage customization, connectivity, virtual networks, backing up, hybrid environments, System Center management, and more, giving you everything you need to understand, evaluate, deploy, and maintain environments that utilize Microsoft Azure. Understand cost, options, and applications of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Enable on- and off-premises connectivity to Azure Customize Azure templates and management processes Exploit key technologies and embrace the hybrid environment Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services is your total solution.
Microsoft Azure HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100 percent compliant distribution of Apache Hadoop on Microsoft Azure. This means that standard Hadoop concepts and technologies apply, so learning the Hadoop stack helps you learn the HDInsight service. At the time of this writing, HDInsight (version 3.0) uses Hadoop version 2.2 and Hortonworks Data Platform 2.0. In Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight, we cover what big data really means, how you can use it to your advantage in your company or organization, and one of the services you can use to do that quickly–specifically, Microsoft’s HDInsight service. We start with an overview of big data and Hadoop, but we don’t emphasize only concepts in this book–we want you to jump in and get your hands dirty working with HDInsight in a practical way. To help you learn and even implement HDInsight right away, we focus on a specific use case that applies to almost any organization and demonstrate a process that you can follow along with. We also help you learn more. In the last chapter, we look ahead at the future of HDInsight and give you recommendations for self-learning so that you can dive deeper into important concepts and round out your education on working with big data.
Leverage the power of Azure to get efficient data insights from your big data in real time Key Features Explore the basics of cloud analytics using Azure Discover different ways to process and visualize your data easily Learn to use Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly known as Azure SQL Data Warehouse) to derive real-time customer insights Book Description With data being generated at an exponential speed, organizations all over the world are migrating their infrastructure to the cloud. Application management becomes much easier when you use a cloud platform to build, manage, and deploy your services and applications. Cloud Analytics with Microsoft Azure covers all that you need to extract useful insights from your data. You'll explore the power of data with big data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT), machine learning, artificial intelligence, and DataOps. You’ll also delve into data analytics by studying use cases that focus on creating actionable insights from near-real-time data. As you advance, you’ll learn to build an end-to-end analytics pipeline on the cloud with machine learning and deep learning concepts. By the end of this book, you'll have developed a solid understanding of data analytics with Azure and its practical implementation. What you will learn Explore the concepts of modern data warehouses and data pipelines Discover different design considerations while applying a cloud analytics solution Design an end-to-end analytics pipeline on the cloud Differentiate between structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data Choose a cloud-based service for your data analytics solutions Use Azure services to ingest, store and analyze data of any scale Who this book is for If you’re planning to adopt the cloud analytics model for your business, this book will help you understand the design and business considerations that you must keep in mind. Though not necessary, a basic understanding of data analytics concepts such as data streaming, data types, the machine learning life cycle, and Docker containers will help you get the most out of the book.
A step-by-step guide to get you up and running with Azure Storage services and helps you build solutions that leverage effective design patterns About This Book Discover best practices for designing and implementing Azure Storage for Azure VMs, and highly available apps Effectively plan, design, and implement SQL databases with Azure Protect your data with Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at Developers, IT Professionals, and even Database Admins who have experience of working on Microsoft Azure and want to make the most of Azure Storage services. Some knowledge of SQL Server will be beneficial. What You Will Learn Understand Azure Storage types and determine the appropriate one for your needs Design Azure Storage for Azure VMs according to best practices Design and implement your SQL Database on Azure according to best practices Learn how to work with Azure Backup Learn how to work with Azure Site Recovery Extend Azure Storage to StorSimple Monitor storage metrics and logs and customize the Azure monitoring dashboard Monitor and troubleshoot Azure Storage In Detail Microsoft Azure Storage is the bedrock of Microsoft's core storage solution offering in Azure. No matter what solution you are building for the cloud, you'll find a compelling use for Azure Storage. This book will help you get up-to-speed quickly on Microsoft Azure Storage by teaching you how to use the different storage services. You will be able to leverage secure design patterns based on real-world scenarios and develop a strong storage foundation for Azure virtual machines. You will start this book with an introduction to Microsoft Azure storage and how it can be used to build large-scale, real-world applications using Azure storage services such as blob, table, queue, and file. This book will also teach you about the different types of Azure Storage. You will then find out the best practices for designing your Azure VM storage, whether it is Windows based or Linux based and how to migrate your storage in different scenarios. You will learn also how to plan and implement your SQL database solution on Azure, and how to build your SQL database in different service models (IaaS/PaaS). Moreover, you will also learn best practices for dealing with Azure Backup, the role of Azure Site Recovery, and the solutions they offer in different scenarios. Finally, you will use StorSimple to unlock the maximum value from all of your data, and some tools that will help you manage your storage on-and off-premise (Azure), such as AzCopy and Storage Explorer. Monitoring your storage in no laughing matter, so you will learn to monitor, diagnose and troubleshoot it. Style and approach This book will provide an in-depth insight into properly designing your environment and saving money on your running workloads. Using cutting-edge examples, you will be able to efficiently monitor, diagnose, and troubleshoot Azure Storage.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Azure and see how SQL Server on Azure VMs (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and Azure SQL Databases (Platform-as-a-Service) work. This concise book shows you how to deploy, operate, and maintain your data using any one or a combination of these offerings along with your on-premise environment. Pro SQL Server on Microsoft Azure is a quintessential book for any IT professional who is planning to host their data on Microsoft Azure. This book will not only equip you with the tips, tricks, and tools to manage SQL Server offerings on Azure, but will also help you in deciding between PaaS, IaaS, or hybrid. In the ever-changing world of operations, IT administrators and SQL Server DBAs often find that the biggest challenges occur once they’ve deployed to the cloud. This is precisely why Pro SQL Server on Microsoft Azure was written; it will help you master today’s cloud world. What You'll Learn Understand the Microsoft Azure IaaS architecture Work with Azure Storage and Networking Deploy SQL Server on Azure VMs using best practices Apply effective security principles to SQL Azure Databases Measure and optimize the performance of SQL Server offerings on Azure Implement Business continuity and disaster recovery options with Azure SQL Databases Who This Book Is For This book is for IT admins and SQL Server DBAs who are managing or would be managing SQL Server deployments on Microsoft Azure. v>
IBM® Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud is now available on Microsoft Azure. With IBM Spectrum® Virtualize for Public Cloud 8.4.3, users can deploy a highly available two-node cluster running IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on supported Microsoft Azure virtual machines (VMs). This all-inclusive, bring your own license (BYOL) software offering provides the ability to virtualize, optimize, and provision supported Azure Managed Disk to applications that require the performance of block storage in the cloud with the added efficiencies that IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud brings to native infrastructure as a service (IaaS) that is provided by Microsoft Azure. This IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure architecture. It also provides planning and implementation details of the common use cases for this new product. This book helps storage and networking administrators plan, implement, install, and configure the IBM Spectrum Virtualize for Public Cloud on Azure offering. It also provides valuable troubleshooting tips.
Build and deploy modern and secure applications on Microsoft Azure by implementing best practices, patterns, and new technologies with this easy-to-follow guide Purchase of the print or Kindle book includes a free PDF eBook Key Features Learn various methods to migrate legacy applications to cloud using different Azure services Implement continuous integration and deployment as a best practice for DevOps and agile development Get started with building cloud-based applications using containers and orchestrators in different scenarios Book Description Companies face several challenges during cloud adoption, with developers and architects needing to migrate legacy applications and build cloud-oriented applications using Azure-based technologies in different environments. A Developer's Guide to Cloud Apps Using Microsoft Azure helps you learn how to migrate old apps to Azure using the Cloud Adoption Framework and presents use cases, as well as build market-ready secure and reliable applications. The book begins by introducing you to the benefits of moving legacy apps to the cloud and modernizing existing ones using a set of new technologies and approaches. You'll then learn how to use technologies and patterns to build cloud-oriented applications. This app development book takes you on a journey through three major services in Azure, namely Azure Container Registry, Azure Container Instances, and Azure Kubernetes Service, which will help you build and deploy an application based on microservices. Finally, you'll be able to implement continuous integration and deployment in Azure to fully automate the software delivery process, including the build and release processes. By the end of this book, you'll be able to perform application migration assessment and planning, select the right Azure services, and create and implement a new cloud-oriented application using Azure containers and orchestrators. What you will learn Get to grips with new patterns and technologies used for cloud-native applications Migrate old applications and databases to Azure with ease Work with containers and orchestrators to automate app deployment Select the right Azure service for deployment as per the use cases Set up CI/CD pipelines to deploy apps and services on Azure DevOps Leverage Azure App Service to deploy your first application Build a containerized app using Docker and Azure Container Registry Who this book is for This book is for cloud developers, software architects, system administrators, developers, and computer science students looking to understand the new role of the software architect or developer in the cloud world. Professionals looking to enhance their cloud and cloud-native programming concepts will also find this book useful. A sound background in C#, ASP.NET Core, and Visual Studio (any recent version) and basic knowledge of cloud computing will be helpful.
Your hands-on guide to Azure SQL Database fundamentals Expand your expertise—and teach yourself the fundamentals of Microsoft Azure SQL Database. If you have previous programming experience but are new to Azure, this tutorial delivers the step-by-step guidance and coding exercises you need to master core topics and techniques. Discover how to: Perform Azure setup and configuration Explore design and security considerations Use programming and reporting services Migrate data Backup and sync data Work with scalability and high performance Understand the differences between SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database