This chapter focuses on changes that are impacting every organization’s thinking regarding infrastructure, datacenters, and ways to offer services. “As-a-Service” offerings—both on-premises and hosted by partners, and accessed over the Internet in the form of the public cloud—present new opportunities for organizations to operate.
Microsoft’s solution for many public cloud services is its Azure service, which offers hundreds of capabilities that are constantly being updated. This chapter will provide an overview of the Microsoft Azure solution stack before examining various types of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and how Azure services can be procured.
In this chapter, you will learn to