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.
About the Author
Anthony Puca is a datacenter specialist at Microsoft, focusing on Windows Server, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center and Identity Manager.Mike Manning is a Microsoft Certified Master in Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 with 2+ years of Office 365 deployment experience who has been working in information technology for over 20 years. Mike is very passionate about technology and the Microsoft cloud focus and direction.Mike's other interests outside of information technology include his family, hockey and baseball.Marshall Copeland is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft with expertise in Cyber Security. His work is customer-facing, and in 2008 he began directly supporting U.S. state and local government accounts architecting Microsoft's Private Cloud. He now focuses on Microsoft Azure Public Cloud, Government Cloud, and Hybrid Cloud for both Windows Server and Linux system workloads. Marshall's career also includes architecture consulting for many Fortune 500 companies supporting technologies such as Active Directory Enterprise Architecture, Systems Management, and Cisco Network Engineering. Marshall is completing his Masters of Science in Information Assurance (MSIA) degree in Cyber Security from Dakota State University. He has presented at Microsoft's TechReady, Microsoft's TechEd, and Microsoft's Management Summit. Marshall co-wrote "Microsoft Azure: Planning, Deploying, and Managing Your Datacenter in the Cloud" and "Microsoft Office 365 Administration Inside Out" first and second editions. When not working, Marshall and his wife enjoy spending time with family and friends in Colorado. Julian Soh is an enterprise architect at Microsoft. Julian works with customers to evaluate, understand, plan and design Microsoft Azure cloud services.David Gollob has over 30 years of experience working in database and analytics systems. After receiving his Bachelors in Computer Science at the University of Denver, Dave worked as a consultant for numerous Fortune 100 companies helping them develop business solutions, highly scalable OLTP systems and data warehouses. Dave's first stint working for vendors started with Sybase where he participated in two patents for his work at TCI corporation around billing and distributed systems design. At Sybase, Dave also spent 1.5 years in Switzerland as the principal architect. In 1996 Dave joined Microsoft where he is today. Dave's work at Microsoft included both his delivery as a principal consultant as well as managing consultant for their Telecom Practice. Today Dave travels the western states calling on state and local government accounts, evangelizing and assisting with data (big and small) and advanced analytics needs. Dave enjoys his time with his family and when he isn't with his family, Dave will likely be somewhere mountain biking, skiing, hiking or fishing in Colorado.