Explore Azure services such as networking, virtual machines, web apps, databases, cloud migration, and security
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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

Mustafa Toroman

Mustafa Toroman is a program architect and senior system engineer with Authority Partners. He has years of experience in designing and monitoring infrastructure solutions, and has lately been focused on designing new solutions in the cloud and migrating existing solutions to the cloud. He is very interested in DevOps processes and he's also an Infrastructure-as-Code enthusiast. Mustafa has over 30 Microsoft certificates and has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) for the last 6 years. He often speaks at international conferences (such as MS Ignite, European Collaboration Summit, and IT/Dev Connections) about cloud technologies, and has been named an MVP for Microsoft Azure for the last three years in a row.

  1. KEY CONCEPTS OF CLOUD COMPUTING
  2. AZURE NETWORKING - FOUNDATION OF AZURE IAAS
  3. INFRASTRUCTURE AS A SERVICE - THE FIRST LAYER OF CLOUD COMPUTING
  4. AZURE APP SERVICE - HOSTING WEB APPLICATIONS WITHOUT A SERVER
  5. THE AZURE DATA PLATFORM
  6. AZURE STORAGE, BACKUP, AND SITE RECOVERY - MOVING YOUR DATA TO AZURE
  7. HYBRID CLOUD WITH AZURE - EXTENDING LOCAL WORKLOADS TO THE CLOUD
  8. AZURE ACTIVE DIRECTORY - IDENTITY IN THE CLOUD
  9. AZURE SECURITY AND ADMINISTRATION
  10. BEST PRACTICES