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
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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.

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

Mohamed Waly

Mohamed Waly has shown an interest in IT since he was a student. The journey began in 2011 when he joined the college of Computer Science, when he started learning how to work with Windows Server 2008, and was the youngest amongst his colleagues at the college to achieve certification. In 2012 he joined one of the greatest and most well-known student programs all over the world, the Microsoft Student Partner program. During the time he spent on the program, he took many communication and presentation skills sessions that helped him to deliver too many sessions since his second year at the college and the journey continues till now. In the meantime, Waly learned some other topics such as Exchange Server System Center, VMware vSphere, and Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure.

He has worked in multiple communities, such as the Azure Community in Egypt, and the Open Source on Azure. Also, he served multiple internships during his time in the university to improve his experience. That's why, in July 2014, Microsoft recognized Mohamed Waly as the youngest MVP in the world. After finishing college, he worked for two of the biggest Microsoft Partners in Egypt—Global Knowledge and Blue Cloud Technologies—as a System Engineer and an Associate Infrastructure Consultant, respectively, serving Microsoft Customers in the EMEA region by designing and implementing virtualization and Cloud solutions.

  1. UNDERSTANDING AZURE STORAGE 101
  2. DELVING INTO AZURE STORAGE
  3. AZURE STORAGE FOR VMS
  4. IMPLEMENTING AZURE SQL DATABASES
  5. BEYOND AZURE SQL DATABASE MANAGEMENT
  6. AZURE BACKUP
  7. AZURE SITE RECOVERY
  8. EXTENDING YOUR AZURE STORAGE MANAGEMENT