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.
An IT Professional’s Guide to Microsoft Azure Security Center
Author: Marshall Copeland
Prevent destructive attacks to your Azure public cloud infrastructure, remove vulnerabilities, and instantly report cloud security readiness. This book provides comprehensive guidance from a security insider's perspective. Cyber Security on Azure explains how this 'security as a service' (SECaaS) business solution can help you better manage security risk and enable data security control using encryption options such as Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) cryptography. Discover best practices to support network security groups, web application firewalls, and database auditing for threat protection. Configure custom security notifications of potential cyberattack vectors to prevent unauthorized access by hackers, hacktivists, and industrial spies. What You'll Learn This book provides step-by-step guidance on how to: Support enterprise security policies Improve cloud security Configure intrusion detection Identify potential vulnerabilities Prevent enterprise security failures Who This Book Is For IT, cloud, and security administrators; CEOs, CIOs, and other business professionals
The digital age has presented an exponential growth in the amount of data available to individuals looking to draw conclusions based on given or collected information across industries. Challenges associated with the analysis, security, sharing, storage, and visualization of large and complex data sets continue to plague data scientists and analysts alike as traditional data processing applications struggle to adequately manage big data. The Handbook of Research on Big Data Storage and Visualization Techniques is a critical scholarly resource that explores big data analytics and technologies and their role in developing a broad understanding of issues pertaining to the use of big data in multidisciplinary fields. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics, such as architecture patterns, programing systems, and computational energy, this publication is geared towards professionals, researchers, and students seeking current research and application topics on the subject.
Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure, 2nd Edition shows how to create enterprise-level database deployments without the usual investment in datacenter and other infrastructure. Take advantage instead of Microsoft’s worldwide backbone for cloud computing that delivers all the power of SQL Server in the form of the cloud-based SQL Database for Windows Azure. You can create and deploy a database in mere minutes that is accessible worldwide and takes advantage of SQL Database's high-availability features to protect your data while ensuring 99.9% uptime. SQL Azure is ideally suited for startups, who can benefit from instant access to a robust and secure web-accessible database platform for use in rapidly deploying new products to market. SQL Azure is also ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, giving them the same ability to deploy SQL Server as any large enterprise, but without the management overhead. Even large enterprises find SQL Azure useful in creating failover environments, development environments, extra capacity to handle surges in demand, and more. Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure covers the very latest in Microsoft’s fast-moving, cloud platform, showing how to program and administer it in a variety of cloud computing scenarios. You’ll learn to program SQL Azure from ASP.NET, from WinForms, and from SQL Reporting Services. You’ll learn to manage the platform by planning for scalability, troubleshooting performance issues, and implementing strong security. You’ll learn the unique aspects of SQL Azure such as sharding and federation support that combine to place SQL Azure a step above and ahead of the competiton. Shows how to use SQL Azure from classic Windows applications, ASP.NET and Windows Communication Foundation Covers management, performance, scalability, and troubleshooting Addresses the all-important issue of securing your data Helps you properly design for high-performance in a cloud environment Helps you adopt the new Federations feature in SQL Azure
Bring the power of Microsoft Azure Hybrid Cloud technology to your datacenter. About This Book Build and deploy software-defined infrastructures and deliver Azure-based IaaS and Paas services in your datacenter Use Azure Stack to leverage your current infrastructure with Microsoft Hybrid Cloud and get the best of both worlds Unlock greater levels of performance and flexibility and save your organization money, time, and resources Who This Book Is For The book is for administrators and architects who are planning to implement or administer a hybrid cloud infrastructure using Microsoft Cloud Technology. This book is ideal for those who are looking forward to implement and run a hybrid cloud infrastructure with PaaS, SaaS and IaaS services. What You Will Learn Gain a clear understanding of Azure Stack design Set up storage, network and compute services in Azure Stack Implement and run a hybrid cloud infrastructure with PaaS, SaaS, and IaaS services Get an overview of the automation options in Azure Stack Integrate Azure public services such as multi-factor authentication and Azure AD with Azure Stack Learn about the services available in the future In Detail Azure Stack is all about creating fewer gaps between on-premise and public cloud application deployment. Azure Stack is the next logical evolution of Microsoft Cloud Services to create a true Hybrid Cloud-ready application. This book provides an introduction to Microsoft Azure Stack and the Cloud First Approach. Starting with an introduction to Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture, the book will help you plan and deploy your Microsoft Azure Stack. Next, you will learn about the Network and Storage option in Microsoft Azure Stack and you'll create your own private cloud solution. Finally, you will understand how to integrate Public Cloud Services with Microsoft Azure Stack and extend it using the 3rd Party Resource Provider. After reading the book, you will have a good understanding of an end-to-end process for designing, implementing, offering, and supporting cloud solutions for enterprises or service providers. Style and approach This book is a practical guide to help you unlock a hybrid cloud stack using Azure Stack. Using a straight forward and easy to implement approach, this book guides you through the basic planning for a hybrid cloud stack, describes the infrastructure technologies Azure Stack is based on, and explains how to deploy and administer an Azure Stack-based infrastructure.
Build, manage, and scale cloud applications using the Azure ecosystem
Author: Mohamed Wali
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Explore various Azure services to build solutions that leverage effective design patterns Key Features Create, deploy, and host cloud applications on Azure Understand various Azure services that help you host serverless applications Explore practical examples to help you secure and troubleshoot your cloud environment Book Description Azure is one of the leading public cloud service providers. Thanks to a number of Azure service updates, it continues to make advances in the realm of cloud computing. Learn Microsoft Azure starts with the fundamentals of cloud computing. You will learn to configure and set up the Azure infrastructure. As you make your way through the book, you'll explore Azure services, along with working on virtual memory systems (VMS) and deployment models. You will understand various services in the Azure ecosystem, such as Azure IoT and Azure Analytics, among others. An easy-to-follow introduction to various cloud design patterns will also add to your efficiency in designing cloud solutions. In the concluding chapters, you'll secure your virtual networks using Network security groups and configure Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) to set a custom domain name and company profile. By the end of this book, you will have learned to secure and troubleshoot your Azure cloud environment and be fully aware of best practices for Azure cloud administration. What you will learn Understand the cloud services offered by Azure Design storage and networks in Azure for your Azure VM Work with web apps and Azure SQL databases Build your identity management solutions on Azure using Azure AD Monitor, protect, and automate your Azure services using Operation Management Suite (OMS) Implement OMS for Azure services Who this book is for Learn Microsoft Azure is for administrators, cloud engineers, and developers who want to get started with using Azure as their cloud platform and build cloud-based applications for their enterprises.
Master the art of efficiently composing Azure services and implement them in real-world scenarios About This Book Build an effective development environment in Azure using the right set of technologies. Architect a full-stack solution in the cloud to choose the best service set A comprehensive guide full of real-life examples to help you take your developer skills up a notch Who This Book Is For If you are a developer, a full-stack developer, or an architect with an intermediate level understanding of cloud computing and Microsoft Azure, and you want to take your skills up a notch, this book is for you. Prior knowledge and understanding of cloud development strategies is assumed. What You Will Learn Set up a development environment with VMs, ARM, and RemoteApp Connect with VPNs to manage security and backups Establish a front-end architecture with AppService, storage, search, and caching Implement identity solutions, integrate applications, and use data Integrate cross-platform mobile applications with the cloud Consistently build and manage an API layer for millions of users Work with messages in the enterprise Deploy your services as an IT expert with ARM templates In Detail Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that supports many different programming languages, tools, and frameworks, including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems. This book starts by helping you set up a professional development environments in the cloud and integrating them with your local environment to achieve improved efficiency. You will move on to create front-end and back-end services, and then build cross-platform applications using Azure. Next you'll get to grips with advanced techniques used to analyze usage data and automate billing operations. Following on from that, you will gain knowledge of how you can extend your on-premise solution to the cloud and move data in a pipeline. In a nutshell, this book will show you how to build high-quality, end-to-end services using Microsoft Azure. By the end of this book, you will have the skillset needed to successfully set up, develop, and manage a full-stack Azure infrastructure. Style and Approach This comprehensive guide to Azure has both explorative parts and step-by-step ones. Each chapter defines a learning path to a specific scenario, mixing the appropriate technologies and building blocks efficiently.
Build a seamless, flexible, full-service datacenter solution Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V is the IT administrator's guide to this rising datacenter solution. Hyper-V has already surpassed VMWare in datacenter management, identity service for multiple devices, and more; this book shows you how to harness the power of this hypervisor to simplify the infrastructure, reduce costs, improve productivity, and better manage system resources. From a tour of the technology through architecture, deployment, and integration of System Center, Microsoft Azure, and Microsoft Azure Stack, the discussion illustrates the skills you need to create a complete solution for optimum enterprise management. Coverage includes Windows Azure capabilities for virtual machines, managing a hybrid cloud, IaaS, storage capabilities, PowerShell, and more, with practical real-world guidance from a leading authority in the field. Hyper-V has recently undergone improvements in scalability and features that have positioned it as an ideal solution in the Small/Medium Business and Enterprise markets. This book shows you how to exploit these new capabilities to build a robust data solution for your organization. Discover the capabilities of Microsoft Hyper-V Architect a Hyper-V datacenter solution Plan and manage a deployment or migration Integrate complementary technologies for full scalability Data is everywhere—on desktops, laptops, phones, and multiple operating systems, accessed through email, text messages, web searches, online services, and more. All of this data must be stored, accessible, updated, backed up, secured, managed, sorted, and analyzed—sometimes instantly. Hyper-V is the rising star in the virtualization space, and Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V shows you how to turn greater capabilities into better datacenter solutions.
Build large-scale, real-world apps by effectively planning, deploying, and implementing Azure storage solutions
Author: Mohamed Waly
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
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.
A practical guide that enhances your skills in implementing Azure solutions for your organization About This Book Confidently configure, deploy, and manage cloud services and virtual machines Implement a highly-secured environment and respond to threats with increased visibility This comprehensive guide is packed with exciting practical scenarios that enable you to implement Azure solutions with ease Who This Book Is For This book is for IT architects, system and network admins, and DevOps engineers who are aware of Azure solutions and want to implement them for their organization. What You Will Learn Implement virtual networks, network gateways, Site-to-Site VPN, ExpressRoute, routing, and network devices Understand the working of different storage accounts in Azure Plan, deploy, and secure virtual machines Deploy and manage Azure Containers Get familiar with some common Azure usage scenarios In Detail Microsoft Azure has numerous effective solutions that shape the future of any business. However, the major challenge that architects and administrators face are implementing these solutions appropriately. Our book focuses on various implementation scenarios that will help overcome the challenge of implementing Azure's solutions in a very efficient manner and will also help you to prepare for Microsoft Architect exam. You will not only learn how to secure a newly deployed Azure Active Directory but also get to know how Azure Active Directory Synchronization could be implemented. To maintain an isolated and secure environment so that you can run your virtual machines and applications, you will implement Azure networking services. Also to manage, access, and secure your confidential data, you will implement storage solutions. Toward the end, you will explore tips and tricks to secure your environment. By the end, you will be able to implement Azure solutions such as networking, storage, and cloud effectively. Style and approach This step-by-step guide focuses on implementing various Azure solutions for your organization. The motive is to provide a comprehensive exposure and ensure they can implement these solutions with ease.
In an age where everything is measurable, understanding big data is an essential. From creating new data-driven products through to increasing operational efficiency, big data has the potential to make your organization both more competitive and more innovative. As this emerging field transitions from the bleeding edge to enterprise infrastructure, it's vital to understand not only the technologies involved, but the organizational and cultural demands of being data-driven. Written by O'Reilly Radar's experts on big data, this anthology describes: The broad industry changes heralded by the big data era What big data is, what it means to your business, and how to start solving data problems The software that makes up the Hadoop big data stack, and the major enterprise vendors' Hadoop solutions The landscape of NoSQL databases and their relative merits How visualization plays an important part in data work
This book will help you understand the capabilities of MicrosoftHyper-V, architect a Hyper-V solution for your datacenter, plan adeployment/migration, and then manage it all using native tools andSystem Center. Coverage also includes hybrid cloud scenariosspecifically with Windows Azure to complete the full virtualizationpiece of providing data both on premise and off premise. In addition, you will explore the Windows Azure capabilities forvirtual machines and managing a hybrid cloud, including WindowsAzure’s Internet as a Service (IaaS) and storagecapabilities, how seamless management is possible with PowerShelland System Center, plus how Azure Storage can play a part in acompany’s complete solution. Key topics covered include: virtualization fundamentals, networkvirtualization, storage configuration, Hyper-V management andmaintenance, failover clustering and migration, Hyper-V replica andcloud orchestration, private cloud implementation, Azure IaaS,Azure storage, managing with PowerShell, Hyper-V decoding, andWindows Server 2012 R2 integration.
Implement, monitor, and manage important Azure services and components including IaaS and PaaS
Author: Mustafa Toroman
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Explore Azure services such as networking, virtual machines, web apps, databases, cloud migration, and security Key Features Understand Azure services to build, deploy, and manage workloads on cloud Learn in-depth core Azure services and work through real-world scenarios and case studies A concise and practical guide for learning cloud administration on Azure Book Description Azure continues to dominate the public cloud market and grow rapidly thanks to a number of recent innovations. Azure's wide range of services and support has led to a large number of customers switching to Azure cloud. Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure starts with the basics of Azure cloud fundamentals and key concepts of the cloud computing ecosystem and services. Then, you will gradually get acquainted with core services provided by Azure, including Azure VNet, types and assignments of IP addresses, and network security groups. You will also work on creating and administering Azure Virtual Machines, types of virtual machines (VMs), and design VM solutions based on computing workloads. As you make your way through the chapters, you will explore Azure App Service, discover how to host your web apps in Azure, and monitor and troubleshoot them. In the concluding chapters, you will learn more complex and abstract services, such as Azure Storage, Azure Backup, and Azure Site Recovery. You will also get to grips with Azure SQL Databases and the SQL on Azure VM concept. By the end of this book, you will have obtained practical experience of working with Azure services and Azure administration, along with maintaining, monitoring, and securing your Azure resources. What you will learn Understand the concepts of IaaS and PaaS Learn design patterns for Azure solutions Design data solutions in Azure Explore concepts of hybrid clouds with Azure Implement Azure Security in cloud Create and manage Azure resources with script-based tools Who this book is for Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure is for system administrators, cloud admins, cloud engineers, and DevOps engineers who are interested in understanding administration-related services in Azure. Prior experience of working with Azure is an added advantage.
Bring the benefits of Azure Pack to your cloud service and discover the secrets of enterprise class solutions About This Book Build, deploy and manage cloud solutions using combination of Windows Azure Pack, System Center and Hyper-V Impress your peers at work by learning to build applications that can leverage the cloud to meet the needs of your organization Get overall view about the functionalities of Azure Pack and understand how to build cloud fabric, Iaas, Paas, DBaaS offerings Who This Book Is For This book targets cloud and virtualization professionals willing to get hands-on exposure to Windows Azure Pack. It will help virtualization customers adopt cloud architecture and would also help existing cloud providers to understand the benefits of Azure Pack. This book will also be of use to cloud professionals from other platforms such as VMware/OpenStack to appreciate and evaluate Azure Pack. What You Will Learn Learn about Windows Azure Pack architecture Get Cloud Fabric ready and then plan , install and configure Windows Azure Pack solution Build VM clouds and IaaS offerings for private Cloud and service provider's Cloud solutions. Learn about planning and deployment of three Cloud services models of WAP - IaaS, PaaS(WebSites , Service Bus) , DBaaS(SQL, MySQL) Plan and manage Azure Pack plans, subscriptions and add on's for tenants Experience the solution built from tenant or customer point of view. Integrate Azure Pack with Service Management Automation(SMA) to automate your cloud Solution Extend your Azure Pack capabilities and integrate it with other vendors or solutions components such as VMware, Cloud Cruiser, etc. In Detail Windows Azure Pack is an on-premises cloud solution by Microsoft, which can be leveraged by Organizations and Services providers for building an enterprise class cloud solution. WAP provides consistent experience to Microsoft Azure, along with capabilities such as multi-tenancy, high density, self-service, automated. WAP can be leveraged to provide both IaaS & PaaS Offerings to internal and external customers. In this book, we will learn about planning and deployment of Cloud Fabric for Windows Azure Pack, Azure Pack components, VM Clouds and IaaS offerings, PaaS Offering including WebSites & Service Bus, DBaaS offerings, Automation with SMA, and extending capabilities with third party products integration and tenant experience for all services. Style and approach This book is a step by step guide accompanied by extensive screenshots to help existing cloud professionals understand what value Azure Pack can add in their cloud services and how it can be deployed.
Implement maximum control, security, and compliance processes in Azure cloud environmentsIn"Microsoft Azure Security Infrastructure," three leading experts show how toplan, deploy, and operate Microsoft Azure with outstanding levels of control, security, and compliance. You ll learn how to prepare infrastructure withMicrosoft s integrated tools, prebuilt templates, and managed services anduse these to help safely build and manage any enterprise, mobile, web, orInternet of Things (IoT) system. The authors guide you through enforcing, managing, and verifying robust security at physical, network, host, application, and data layers. You ll learn best practices for security-aware deployment, operational management, threat mitigation, and continuous improvement so you can help protect all your data, make services resilient to attack, and stayin control no matter how your cloud systems evolve. Three Microsoft Azure experts show you how to: Understand cloud security boundaries and responsibilities Plan for compliance, risk management, identity/access management, operational security, and endpoint and data protection Explore Azure s defense-in-depth security architecture Use Azure network security patterns and best practices Help safeguard data via encryption, storage redundancy, rightsmanagement, database security, and storage security Help protect virtual machines with Microsoft Antimalware forAzure Cloud Services and Virtual Machines Use the Microsoft Azure Key Vault service to help secure cryptographickeys and other confidential information Monitor and help protect Azure and on-premises resources withAzure Security Center and Operations Management Suite Effectively model threats and plan protection for IoT systems Use Azure security tools for operations, incident response, andforensic investigation"
George Wallace,Bill May,Fred Lee,Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor
Author: George Wallace,Bill May,Fred Lee,Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor
Publisher: Microsoft Press
The System Center Operations Manager data warehouse stores many objects, making it possible to report on performance, availability, configuration, and security. You can use data collected by Operations Manager for issue tracking, awareness, planning, and forecasting, all of which are important factors for maintaining and managing your environment. But understanding what to report on and how to do so is what actually contributes to the stability of your infrastructure. If you're not using the data you collect about your environment, you're simply wasting space. If you use Operations Manager to monitor your environment, whether your infrastructure or a public, private, or hybrid cloud, this book is a good resource to help you understand the basics of reporting and how to build queries and stored procedures for your reports. It can also help you understand the various elements of Operations Manager management packs that are used when you create reports.
An essential resource for implementing and managing a cloudinfrastructure in Azure Serving as a critical resource for anyone responsible forstrategizing, architecting, implementing or managing a cloudinfrastructure, this book helps you understand what is hybrid ITand how it's applicable (and inevitable) in today's world ofemerging cloud. The team of authors focus on the Microsoft conceptof a private/public cloud, deploying a private cloud fabric,deploying services, and building a private cloud, as well asintegrating it with Microsoft's public cloud to create across-premises or public cloud. Looks at why hybrid IT is important to a business and whatbenefits a business can expect by adopting hybrid cloud Examines a cloud management platform and discusses why it isnecessary Walks you through the different kinds of solutions for ITproblems that may arise Places a focus on considerations for ensuring resiliency,availability, and scalability when designing hybrid solutions toprevent system failure and data loss Covers optimizing the performance of the hybrid cloud as wellas using tools that help you monitor and manage the performance ofthe hybrid cloud Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud helps you gain a betterunderstanding of the hybrid IT environments, why those cloudsshould be implemented, and how they impact business.
The Azure Services Platform is a cloud-computing technology from Microsoft. It is composed of four core components—Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Services, and Live Services—each with a unique role in the functioning of your cloud service. It is the goal of this book to show you how to use these components, both separately and together, to build flawless cloud services. At its heart, Windows Azure Platform is a down-to-earth, code-centric book. This book aims to show you precisely how the components are employed and to demonstrate the techniques and best practices you need to know to use them to best effect. That said, author Tejaswi Redkar regularly takes time out to provide a thorough overview of the architectural concepts that underpin Windows Azure. Without this understanding, you will find it hard to use the platform to its full potential. By the time you've read this book, you will be comfortable building high-quality end-to-end Azure services of your own. What you’ll learn Know everything you need to about the Azure Services components—from Access Control to SQL Services, from the Service Bus to Workflow Services Understand both the architectural thinking behind Azure and the nuts-and-bolts code that binds your service together Design, build, and deploy an Azure service with the assistance of a fully worked template for end-to-end application design that mimics a real-world scenario and gives you a rock-solid example of the design and development processes that you need to work through Who this book is for This book is intended for professional developers who want to dig into the internals of Azure and start investigating its features in depth and adopting them into their workflow systems. A taster to the subject is provided by the Apress title Introducing Windows Azure, published in December 2009. Table of Contents Introducing Cloud Services Windows Azure Platform Overview Windows Azure Windows Azure Storage, Part I: Blobs Windows Azure Storage, Part II: Queues Windows Azure Storage, Part III: Tables AppFabric: Access Control Service AppFabric Service Bus SQL Azure
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>
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-695--and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of deploying enterprise apps and devices. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSE level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Implement the operating system deployment infrastructure Implement a Lite-Touch deployment Implement a Zero-Touch deployment Create and maintain desktop images Prepare and deploy the application environment This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Assumes you have experience with Windows client operating systems, Windows Server, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, and enterprise client management--plus familiarity with connecting to Microsoft SQL Server, using Windows PowerShell, and configuring applications.