Microsoft Azure: Planning, Deploying, and Managing Your Data Center in the Cloud

  • 4h 57m
  • Marshall Copeland, et al.
  • Apress
  • 2015

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.

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.

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.

In this Book

  • Microsoft Azure and Cloud Computing
  • Overview of Microsoft Azure Services
  • Azure Real-World Scenarios
  • Planning Your Azure Deployment
  • Getting Started with Azure Web Apps
  • Getting Started with Azure Virtual Machines
  • Understanding Azure Storage and Databases
  • Extending Your Network with Azure
  • Identity Management with Azure Active Directory
  • Extending Azure Active Directory
  • Clusters, Regional VNets, High Availability, and Disaster Recovery
  • Migrating Your Virtual Machines to Azure
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Microsoft Azure Machine Learning
  • Management and BI with HDInsight
  • Working with Intune and RMS


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