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.
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 usingMicrosoft Azure Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services guidesyou through the process of creating and managing a public cloud andvirtual network using Microsoft Azure. With step-by-stepinstruction and clear explanation, this book equips you with theskills required to provide services both on-premises andoff-premises through full virtualization, providing a deeperunderstanding of Azure's capabilities as an infrastructure service.Each chapter includes online videos that visualize and enhance theconcepts presented in the book, and access to a Windows app thatprovides instant Azure updates and demonstrates the process ofgoing from on-premises to public cloud via Azure. Coverage includesstorage customization, connectivity, virtual networks, backing up,hybrid environments, System Center management, and more, giving youeverything you need to understand, evaluate, deploy, and maintainenvironments that utilize Microsoft Azure. Understand cost, options, and applications of Infrastructure asa Service (IaaS) Enable on- and off-premises connectivity to Azure Customize Azure templates and management processes Exploit key technologies and embrace the hybridenvironment Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services is yourtotal 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.
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
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>
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.
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.
With Azure security, you can build a prosperous career in IT security. KEY FEATURES ● In-detail practical steps to fully grasp Azure Security concepts. ● Wide coverage of Azure Architecture, Azure Security services, and Azure Security implementation techniques. ● Covers multiple topics from other Azure certifications (AZ-303, AZ-304, and SC series). DESCRIPTION ‘Microsoft Azure Security Technologies (AZ-500) - A Certification Guide’ is a certification guide that helps IT professionals to start their careers as Azure Security Specialists by clearing the AZ-500 certification and proving their knowledge of Azure security services. Authored by an Azure security professional, this book takes readers through a series of steps to gain a deeper insight into Azure security services. This book will help readers to understand key concepts of the Azure AD architecture and various methods of hybrid authentication. It will help readers to use Azure AD security solutions like Azure MFA, Conditional Access, and PIM. It will help readers to maintain various industry standards for an Azure environment through Azure Policies and Azure Blueprints. This book will also help to build a secure Azure network using Azure VPN, Azure Firewall, Azure Front Door, Azure WAF, and other services. It will provide readers with a clear understanding of various security services, including Azure Key vault, Update management, Microsoft Endpoint Protection, Azure Security Center, and Azure Sentinel in detail. This book will facilitate the improvement of readers' abilities with Azure Security services to sprint to a rewarding career. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN ● Configuring secure authentication and authorization for Azure AD identities. ● Advanced security configuration for Azure compute and network services. ● Hosting and authorizing secure applications in Azure. ● Best practices to secure Azure SQL and storage services. ● Monitoring Azure services through Azure monitor, security center, and Sentinel. ● Designing and maintaining a secure Azure IT infrastructure. WHO THIS BOOK IS FOR This book is for security engineers who want to enhance their career growth in implementing security controls, maintaining the security posture, managing identity and access, and protecting data, applications, and networks of Microsoft Azure. Intermediate-level knowledge of Azure terminology, concepts, networking, storage, and virtualization is required. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Managing Azure AD Identities and Application Access 2. Configuring Secure Access by Using Azure Active Directory 3. Managing Azure Access Control 4. Implementing Advance Network Security 5. Configuring Advance Security for Compute 6. Configuring Container Security 7. Monitoring Security by Using Azure Monitor 8. Monitoring Security by Using Azure Security Center 9. Monitoring Security by Using Azure Sentinel 10. Configuring Security for Azure Storage 11. Configuring Security for Azure SQL Databases
Collect and analyze sensor and usage data from Internet of Things applications with Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. Internet connectivity to everyday devices such as light bulbs, thermostats, and even voice-command devices such as Google Home and Amazon.com's Alexa is exploding. These connected devices and their respective applications generate large amounts of data that can be mined to enhance user-friendliness and make predictions about what a user might be likely to do next. Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite is a cloud-based platform that is ideal for collecting data from connected devices. You'll learn in this book about data acquisition and analysis, including real-time analysis. Real-world examples are provided to teach you to detect anomalous patterns in your data that might lead to business advantage. We live in a time when the amount of data being generated and stored is growing at an exponential rate. Understanding and getting real-time insight into these data is critical to business. IoT Solutions in Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite walks you through a complete, end-to-end journey of how to collect and store data from Internet-connected devices. You'll learn to analyze the data and to apply your results to solving real-world problems. Your customers will benefit from the increasingly capable and reliable applications that you'll be able to deploy to them. You and your business will benefit from the gains in insight and knowledge that can be applied to delight your customers and increase the value from their business. What You'll Learn Go through data generation, collection, and storage from sensors and devices, both relational and non-relational Understand, from end to end, Microsoft’s analytic services and where they fit into the analytical ecosystem Look at the Internet of your things and find ways to discover and draw on the insights your data can provide Understand Microsoft's IoT technologies and services, and stitch them together for business insight and advantage Who This Book Is For Developers and architects who plan on delivering IoT solutions, data scientists who want to understand how to get better insights into their data, and anyone needing or wanting to do real-time analysis of data from the Internet of Things
Use Microsoft Azure to optimally design your data solutions and save time and money. Scenarios are presented covering analysis, design, integration, monitoring, and derivatives. This book is about data and provides you with a wide range of possibilities to implement a data solution on Azure, from hybrid cloud to PaaS services. Migration from existing solutions is presented in detail. Alternatives and their scope are discussed. Five of six chapters explore PaaS, while one focuses on SQL Server features for cloud and relates to hybrid cloud and IaaS functionalities. What You'll Learn Know the Azure services useful to implement a data solution Match the products/services used to your specific needs Fit relational databases efficiently into data design Understand how to work with any type of data using Azure hybrid and public cloud features Use non-relational alternatives to solve even complex requirements Orchestrate data movement using Azure services Approach analysis and manipulation according to the data life cycle Who This Book Is For Software developers and professionals with a good data design background and basic development skills who want to learn how to implement a solution using Azure data services