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Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure
Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure

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 service ...
Guide to NoSQL with Azure Cosmos DB
Guide to NoSQL with Azure Cosmos DB

Cosmos DB is a NoSQL database service included in Azure that is continuously adding new features and has quickly become one of the most innovative services found in Azure targeting mission-critical applications at a global scale. This book starts off by showing you the main features of Cosmos DB, their supported NoSQL data models and the foundations of its scalable and distributed architecture. You will learn to work with the latest available tools that simplify your tasks with Cosmos DB and reduce development costs, such as the Data Explorer in the Azure portal, Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer, and the Cosmos DB Emulator. Next, move on to working with databases and document collections. We will use the tools to run schema agnostic queries against collections with the Cosmos DB SQL dialect and understand their results. Then, we will create a first version of an application that uses the latest .NET Core SDK to interact with Cosmos DB. Next, we will creat ...
Deep Learning with Azure
Deep Learning with Azure

Get up-to-speed with Microsoft's AI Platform. Learn to innovate and accelerate with open and powerful tools and services that bring artificial intelligence to every data scientist and developer. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new normal. Innovations in deep learning algorithms and hardware are happening at a rapid pace. It is no longer a question of should I build AI into my business, but more about where do I begin and how do I get started with AI? Written by expert data scientists at Microsoft, Deep Learning with the Microsoft AI Platform helps you with the how-to of doing deep learning on Azure and leveraging deep learning to create innovative and intelligent solutions. Benefit from guidance on where to begin your AI adventure, and learn how the cloud provides you with all the tools, infrastructure, and services you need to do AI. Become familiar with the tools, infrastructure, and services available for deep learning on Microsoft Azure such as Azure ...
JavaScript Cloud Native Development Cookbook
JavaScript Cloud Native Development Cookbook

Cloud-native development is a modern approach to building and running applications that leverages the merits of the cloud computing model. With cloud-native development, teams can deliver faster and in a more lean and agile manner as compared to traditional approaches. This recipe-based guide provides quick solutions for your cloud-native applications. Beginning with a brief introduction, JavaScript Cloud-Native Development Cookbook guides you in building and deploying serverless, event-driven, cloud-native microservices on AWS with Node.js. You'll then move on to the fundamental patterns of developing autonomous cloud-native services and understand the tools and techniques involved in creating globally scalable, highly available, and resilient cloud-native applications. The book also covers multi-regional deployments and leveraging the edge of the cloud to maximize responsiveness, resilience, and elasticity. In the latter chapters you'll explore techniques for building fully aut ...
Professional Azure SQL Database Administration
Professional Azure SQL Database Administration

As the cloud version of SQL Server, Azure SQL Database differs in key ways when it comes to management, maintenance, and administration. It's important to know how to administer SQL Database to fully benefit from all of the features and functionality that it provides. This book addresses important aspects of an Azure SQL Database instance such as migration, backup restorations, pricing policies, security, scalability, monitoring, performance optimization, high availability, and disaster recovery. It is a complete guide for database administrators, and ideal for those who are planning to migrate from on premise SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Server database. ...
Practical Microsoft Azure IaaS
Practical Microsoft Azure IaaS

Adopt Azure IaaS and migrate your on-premise infrastructure partially or fully to Azure. This book provides practical solutions by following Microsoft's design and best practice guidelines for building highly available, scalable, and secure solution stacks using Microsoft Azure IaaS. The author starts by giving an overview of Azure IaaS and its components: you'll see the new aspects of Azure Resource Manager, storage in IaaS, and Azure networking. As such, you'll cover design considerations for migration and implementation of infrastructure services, giving you practical skills to apply to your own projects. The next part of the book takes you through the different components of Azure IaaS that need to be included in a resilient architecture and how to set up a highly available infrastructure in Azure. The author focuses on the tools available for Azure IaaS automated provisioning and the different performance monitoring and fine-t ...
Hands-On Linux Administration on Azure
Hands-On Linux Administration on Azure

Azure's market share has increased massively and enterprises are adopting it rapidly. Linux is a widely-used operating system and has proven to be one of the most popular workloads on Azure. It has become crucial for Linux administrators and Microsoft professionals to be well versed with the concepts of managing Linux workloads in an Azure environment. Hands-On Linux Administration on Azure starts by introducing you to the fundamentals of Linux and Azure after which you will explore advanced Linux features and see how they are managed in an Azure environment. Next, with the help of real-world scenarios, you will learn how to deploy virtual machines(VMs) in Azure along with extending Azure VMs capabilities and managing them efficiently. You will then understand continuous configuration automation and use Ansible, SaltStack and Powershell DSC for orchestration. As you make your way through the chapters, you will understand containers and how t ...
Cloud Data Design, Orchestration, and Management Using Microsoft Azure
Cloud Data Design, Orchestration, and Management Using Microsoft Azure

Use Microsoft Azure to optimally design your data solutions and save time and money. Scenarios are presented covering analysis, design, integration, monitoring, and derivatives. This book is about data and provides you with a wide range of possibilities to implement a data solution on Azure from hybrid cloud to PaaS services. Migration from existing solutions is presented in detail. Alternatives and their scope are discussed. Five of six chapters explore PaaS, while one focuses on SQL Server features for cloud and relates to hybrid cloud and IaaS functionalities. Know the Azure services useful to implement a data solution; Match the products/services used to your specific needs; Fit relational databases efficiently into data design; Understand how to work with any type of data using Azure hybrid and public cloud features; Use non-relational alternatives to solve even complex requirements; Orchestrate data movement using Azure services; Approach ...
Azure and Xamarin Forms
Azure and Xamarin Forms

Discover how to create cross platform apps for Android, iOS and UWP using Azure services and C# with Xamarin Forms. This book illustrates how to utilize Azure cloud storage for serving up Azure SQL DB data through Azure App Services. The book starts by setting up Xamarin and introducing Xamarin Forms and then covers the Azure Portal from a developer's perspective and goes on to demonstrate how to build an Azure Service using Quickstart. You'll also see how to add Azure support to Xamarin Forms application. You'll review in detail how to build a Xamarin Form with Azure Client and modify an existing app to become a Xamarin Forms Client for Azure with offline synchronization. You then move on to third-party controls that speed up development. By the end of the book, you will be able to use Azure and Xamarin together and master how to use Azure Mobile Quickstarts, Azure SQL plumbing, database synchron ...
Practical API Architecture and Development with Azure and AWS
Practical API Architecture and Development with Azure and AWS

Learn the business and technical importance of API design and architecture using the available cloud services from Azure and AWS. This book starts off with an introduction to APIs and the concept of API Economy from a business and organizational perspective. You'll decide on a sustainable API strategy and API architecture based on different case scenarios. You'll then look at actual examples on API development guidelines, providing a practical view and approach towards the API development and aligning teams in API development. This book walks you through the API gateway services available in Azure and AWS and reviews different approaches to API Security. This will prepare you for understanding the trade-off between security and the frictionless API experience. Implement API Gateways to streamline API Development; Examine Security Mapping with API gateways from Azure and AWS; Apply API implementation using Serverless architecture; Review evolving APIs for mon ...
DevOps for Azure Applications
DevOps for Azure Applications

Deploy web applications on Azure using DevOps tools. This book gives solutions to real-world Cloud deployment scenarios which will enable you to become adept in DevOps work for Azure. You'll start by seeing an overview of DevOps for Azure deployments where you will also survey the available tools, including Octopus Deploy and TeamCity. Here, you will learn how to use TeamCity as a CI tool and Octopus Deploy as release-management and CD software to get your package deployed on Azure Web Application. Next, the authors demonstrate using the Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) integrated developer platform. Finally, you will go through some real-world scenarios using DevOps tools to deploy web applications on Azure. To do this, you will create resources in Azure and integrate with an open source buildout. After reading this book, you will be ready to use various tools in a DevOps environment to support an Azure deployment. Carry out ...
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