Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services

Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 188 x 236 x 20mm | 522g
  • Sybex Inc.,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 111900327X
  • 9781119003274
  • 531,357

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Learn to Create and Manage a Public Cloud with Azure

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services offers an economical, customizable cloud solution for the storage and access needs of today's industry. This book will help you become knowledgeable and effective in architecting and managing an Azure-based public cloud environment.

You will examine infrastructure-related services, including VMs in Azure, storage, networking, and some complementary technologies. Step-by-step guidance shows you how to automate processes using technologies like PowerShell, integrate Azure with your on-premises infrastructure to create a hybrid solution, and even use Azure for disaster recovery. A downloadable app provides easy access to external links, videos, and code samples that will be regularly updated. Here's everything you need to understand, evaluate, deploy, and maintain environments that utilize Microsoft Azure.

Coverage includes: Understanding costs, options, and cost savings of IaaS Customizing VM storage and using virtual networks Enabling external and on-premises connectivity Extending AD to Azure and Azure AD Setting up replication, backup, and disaster recovery Customizing Azure templates Managing hybrid environments Using additional Azure services Implementing and maintaining your Azure plan

Free companion app available in the Windows Store for Windows 8.1, Master Azure IaaS, with links, code, and videos.

Create, deploy, and maintain a public cloud

Enable external connectivity to Azure virtual machines

Compare Azure Active Directory with Active Directory Domain Services

Architect, configure, and manage Virtual Networks

Embrace the hybrid environment and exploit key technologies
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Table of contents

Introduction xvii Chapter 1 The Cloud and Microsoft Azure 101 1 Understanding the Cloud (or Why Everyone Should Play Titanfall) 1 Introducing the Cloud 2 Microsoft Azure 101 11 Microsoft Azure Compute 12 Microsoft Azure Data Services 14 Microsoft Azure App Services 15 Reliable vs. Best-Effort IaaS 16 Getting Access to Microsoft Azure 17 Free Azure Trials and Pay-as-You-Go 18 Azure Benefits from MSDN Subscriptions 19 Azure Open Licensing 21 Enterprise Enrollments for Azure 21 Increasing Azure Limits 25 The Bottom Line 26 Chapter 2 When to Use IaaS: Cost and Options 29 Understanding Why an Organization Wants IaaS in the Public Cloud 29 On-premises Costs 30 Azure Costs 32 Comparing the Costs and Evaluating Solutions 33 Understanding Costs, Options, and Licensing 35 Creating VMs in Azure 41 Using the Legacy Azure Portal 41 Using the Preview Azure Portal 47 Other Ways to Interact with Azure 54 Azure IaaS-Supported Configurations 57 Understanding Azure Architecture 61 Azure Regions 61 Server Structure in Azure 63 The Bottom Line 64 Chapter 3 Customizing VM Storage 65 Basic Virtual Machine Storage 65 Understanding Types of VM Storage 65 Using Storage Accounts and Types of Replication 74 Caching in Azure Storage 79 Large and High-Performance Volumes 80 Using Disks and Images 84 Leveraging Azure Files 85 Azure Storage 101 86 Azure Storage Architecture 87 Interacting with Azure Storage .88 Performing a Bulk Import/Export 91 Understanding StorSimple 91 The Bottom Line 93 Chapter 4 Enabling External Connectivity 95 Cloud Services 95 Cloud Service Basics 95 Using a Virtual IP 102 Dynamic IP Addresses 106 Using Endpoints and Load Balancing 109 Endpoint Basics 110 Creating Endpoints 112 Deleting Endpoints 114 Endpoint Access Control Lists 115 Instance-Level IP Addresses 116 Load-Balanced Sets 117 Internal Load-Balanced Sets 120 The Bottom Line 122 Chapter 5 Using Virtual Networks 123 Virtual Network Basics 123 A Very Brief History of the Affinity Group 123 Virtual Networks 101 125 Creating a Virtual Network 127 Adding a VM to a Virtual Network 131 Reserved IP for VM 134 Configuring DNS 136 Using Multiple Network Adapters 137 Network Security Groups 138 The Bottom Line 142 Chapter 6 Enabling On-Premises Connectivity 143 Using S2S Virtual Private Networks 143 S2S VPN Basics 143 Creating an S2S Gateway 146 Azure Gateway Internals and Maximum Speed 152 Enabling a High-Performance VPN Gateway 155 Using Forced Tunneling 156 Connecting a Virtual Network to Multiple On-Premises Gateways 158 Virtual Network to Virtual Network Connectivity 160 Using Point-to-Site Virtual Private Networking 162 Using ExpressRoute 164 ExpressRoute Fundamentals 164 Using an ExpressRoute Exchange Provider 164 Using an ExpressRoute Network Service Provider 166 ExpressRoute Key Points 167 The Bottom Line 168 Chapter 7 Extending AD to Azure and Azure AD 171 Using Active Directory Domain Services in Azure 171 Making Active Directory Available in Azure 171 Active Directory Site Configuration 174 Placing a Domain Controller in Azure 178 Active Directory Federated Services in Azure 183 Azure Active Directory 184 Why Do You Need Azure AD? 184 What Is Azure AD? 187 Obtaining Azure AD 188 Connecting to Azure AD 191 Using Azure AD 194 The Bottom Line 199 Chapter 8 Setting Up Replication, Backup, and Disaster Recovery 201 The Need for Disaster Recovery and DR Basics .201 Planning for Disaster Recovery 201 Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Replication 205 Planning for Service Protection 206 Orchestrating Failover with Azure Site Recovery 210 ASR Version 1, Hyper-V Recovery Manager 211 Replicating to Azure with ASR 212 OS-Level Replication with InMage Scout 215 Other Supported Technologies 217 Enabling Hyper-V VM Protection to Azure with ASR 218 Licensing of Azure Site Recovery 222 Migrating VMs to Azure 222 Backing Up to Azure 223 The Bottom Line 226 Chapter 9 Customizing Azure Templates and PowerShell Management 227 Using Availability Sets and Autoscale 227 Availability Set Basics 227 Using Availability Sets 231 Understanding and Configuring IaaS Autoscale 235 Managing Azure with PowerShell 238 Obtaining the Azure PowerShell Modules 238 Configuring Azure PowerShell for Your Azure Subscription 239 Useful PowerShell in Azure 243 Other Azure Interface Options 247 VM and Template Management 247 Maintaining VMs in Azure 248 Using the Azure VM Agent 250 Moving VMs to Azure 256 Creating New VM Images 258 JSON and the Future of Templates 259 The Bottom Line 263 Chapter 10 Managing Hybrid Environments with System Center 265 Looking Beyond the Azure Portal 265 Introduction to System Center 266 System Center Configuration Manager 269 System Center Virtual Machine Manager and App Controller 269 System Center Operations Manager 271 System Center Data Protection Manager 272 System Center Service Manager and System Center Orchestrator 272 Implementing a Private Cloud 275 Enabling a Single Pane of Glass 283 Buying the Cloud Platform System 289 The Bottom Line 290 Chapter 11 Completing Your Azure Environment 291 Azure Websites 291 Azure Traffic Manager 297 Azure Automation 300 Azure Scheduler 306 Azure RemoteApp 307 Azure AD Application Proxy 309 Azure Operational Insights 311 The Bottom Line 313 Chapter 12 What to Do Next 315 Understanding and Addressing Azure Barriers 315 Building Trust 316 Understanding Risks for Azure 316 Data Encryption in Azure 324 Why You Should Use Azure and Getting Started 326 Understanding Azure s Place in the Market 327 First Steps with Azure IaaS 329 The Bottom Line 332 Appendix The Bottom Line 333 Chapter 1: The Cloud and Microsoft Azure 101 333 Chapter 2: When to Use IaaS: Cost and Options 334 Chapter 3: Customizing VM Storage 335 Chapter 4: Enabling External Connectivity 336 Chapter 5: Using Virtual Networks 337 Chapter 6: Enabling On-Premises Connectivity 337 Chapter 7: Extending AD to Azure and Azure AD 338 Chapter 8: Setting Up Replication, Backup, and Disaster Recovery 339 Chapter 9: Customizing Azure Templates and PowerShell Management 340 Chapter 10: Managing Hybrid Environments with System Center 340 Chapter 11: Completing Your Azure Environment 341 Chapter 12: What to Do Next 342 Index 345
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About John Savill

John Savill is a technical specialist who focuses on Microsoft core infrastructure technologies including Microsoft Azure, Windows, Hyper-V, and System Center. He has been working with Microsoft technologies for 20 years, is senior contributing editor for Windows IT Pro magazine, and created the highly popular NTFAQ.COM website. John has written six books and regularly creates technology videos for his YouTube channel,
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