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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.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
      1. Who Should Read This Book
      2. What's Inside
      3. The Mastering Series
      4. How to Contact the Author
    2. Chapter 1 The Cloud and Microsoft Azure 101
      1. Understanding the Cloud (or Why Everyone Should Play <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:epub="http://www.idpf.org/2007/ops" xmlns:m="http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML" xmlns:svg="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg">Titanfall)</i>
      2. Microsoft Azure 101
      3. Getting Access to Microsoft Azure
      4. Increasing Azure Limits
      5. The Bottom Line
    3. Chapter 2 When to Use IaaS: Cost and Options
      1. Understanding Why an Organization Wants IaaS in the Public Cloud
      2. Creating VMs in Azure
      3. Understanding Azure Architecture
      4. The Bottom Line
    4. Chapter 3 Customizing VM Storage
      1. Basic Virtual Machine Storage
      2. Azure Storage 101
      3. The Bottom Line
    5. Chapter 4 Enabling External Connectivity
      1. Cloud Services
      2. Using Endpoints and Load Balancing
      3. The Bottom Line
    6. Chapter 5 Using Virtual Networks
      1. Virtual Network Basics
      2. The Bottom Line
    7. Chapter 6 Enabling On-Premises Connectivity
      1. Using S2S Virtual Private Networks
      2. Using Point-to-Site Virtual Private Networking
      3. Using ExpressRoute
      4. The Bottom Line
    8. Chapter 7 Extending AD to Azure and Azure AD
      1. Using Active Directory Domain Services in Azure
      2. Azure Active Directory
      3. The Bottom Line
    9. Chapter 8 Setting Up Replication, Backup, and Disaster Recovery
      1. The Need for Disaster Recovery and DR Basics
      2. Orchestrating Failover with Azure Site Recovery
      3. Backing Up to Azure
      4. The Bottom Line
    10. Chapter 9 Customizing Azure Templates and PowerShell Management
      1. Using Availability Sets and Autoscale
      2. Managing Azure with PowerShell
      3. VM and Template Management
      4. The Bottom Line
    11. Chapter 10 Managing Hybrid Environments with System Center
      1. Looking Beyond the Azure Portal
      2. Introduction to System Center
      3. Implementing a Private Cloud
      4. Enabling a Single Pane of Glass
      5. The Bottom Line
    12. Chapter 11 Completing Your Azure Environment
      1. Azure Websites
      2. Azure Traffic Manager
      3. Azure Automation
      4. Azure Scheduler
      5. Azure RemoteApp
      6. Azure AD Application Proxy
      7. Azure Operational Insights
      8. The Bottom Line
    13. Chapter 12 What to Do Next
      1. Understanding and Addressing Azure Barriers
      2. Why You Should Use Azure and Getting Started
      3. The Bottom Line
    14. Appendix The Bottom Line
      1. Chapter 1: The Cloud and Microsoft Azure 101
      2. Chapter 2: When to Use IaaS: Cost and Options
      3. Chapter 3: Customizing VM Storage
      4. Chapter 4: Enabling External Connectivity
      5. Chapter 5: Using Virtual Networks
      6. Chapter 6: Enabling On-Premises Connectivity
      7. Chapter 7: Extending AD to Azure and Azure AD
      8. Chapter 8: Setting Up Replication, Backup, and Disaster Recovery
      9. Chapter 9: Customizing Azure Templates and PowerShell Management
      10. Chapter 10: Managing Hybrid Environments with System Center
      11. Chapter 11: Completing Your Azure Environment
      12. Chapter 12: What to Do Next
    15. EULA