Microsoft Azure: Planning, Deploying, and Managing the Cloud, Second Edition

  • 5h 48m
  • Anthony Puca, Julian Soh, Marshall Copeland, Micheleen Harris
  • Apress
  • 2020

Gain the technical and business insight needed to plan, deploy, and manage the services provided by the Microsoft Azure cloud. This second edition focuses on improving operational decision tipping points for the professionals leading DevOps and security teams. This will allow you to make an informed decision concerning the workloads appropriate for your growing business in the Azure public cloud.

Microsoft Azure starts with an introduction to Azure along with an overview of its architecture services such as IaaS and PaaS. You’ll also take a look into Azure’s data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning services. Moving on, you will cover the planning for and adoption of Azure where you will go through budgeting, cloud economics, and designing a hybrid data center. Along the way, you will work with web apps, network PaaS, virtual machines, and much more.

The final section of the book starts with Azure data services and big data with an in-depth discussion of Azure SQL Database, CosmosDB, Azure Data Lakes, and MySQL. You will further see how to migrate on-premises databases to Azure and use data engineering. Next, you will discover the various Azure services for application developers, including Azure DevOps and ASP.NET web apps. Finally, you will go through the machine learning and AI tools in Azure, including Azure Cognitive Services.

What You Will Learn

  • Apply design guidance and best practices using Microsoft Azure to achieve business growth
  • Create and manage virtual machines Work with AI frameworks to process and analyze data to support business decisions and increase revenue
  • Deploy, publish, and monitor a web app

Who This Book Is For

Azure architects and business professionals looking for Azure deployment and implementation advice.

About the Authors

Julian Soh is a cloud solutions architect with Microsoft, focusing in the areas of artificial intelligence, cognitive services, and advanced analytics. Prior to his current role, Julian worked extensively in major public cloud initiatives, such as SaaS (Microsoft Office 365), IaaS/PaaS (Microsoft Azure), and hybrid private-public cloud implementations.

Marshall Copeland is a security architect focused on kill chain defenses in public cloud deployments using cloud native and third-party cyber solutions. His work focuses on security in hybrid cloud deployments, secure DevOps, and security partner cloud integrations that enhance “blue team hunting” efficiencies.

Anthony Puca is a director of azure apps and infrastructure in Microsoft’s United States Federal Government division. Anthony has been consulting with US federal government departments and agencies on private, public, and hybrid cloud technologies for the last three years.

Micheleen Harris is a technical program manager at Microsoft focusing on AI and machine learning. She has been a developer for over ten years and has a data science focus. She has designed and delivered many courses and given talks at large conferences such as Microsoft /build and ODSC West.

In this Book

  • Microsoft Azure and Cloud Computing
  • Overview of Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Services
  • Overview of Azure Platform as a Service
  • Azure AppDev Services Overview
  • Ethical AI, Azure AI, and Machine Learning
  • Budgeting and Cloud Economics
  • Designing a Hybrid Datacenter
  • Tools and Training to Up-Skill Existing IT Teams
  • Implementing Azure Networking
  • Virtual Machines
  • Infrastructure as Code (IaC)
  • Azure Web Apps
  • Network Platform as a Service
  • Azure Storage
  • Azure Cognitive (COG) Services
  • Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • Azure Data Services
  • Migrating On-Premises Databases to Azure
  • Data Engineering and the Modern Data Estate
  • Developing and Deploying Azure-Based Applications
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery with Azure DevOps


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