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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 ...
Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, 2nd Edition
Programming Microsoft Azure Service Fabric, 2nd Edition

This book combines a comprehensive guide to success with Microsoft Azure Service Fabric and a practical catalog of design patterns and best practices for microservices design, implementation, and operation. Haishi Bai brings together all the information you'll need to deliver scalable and reliable distributed microservices applications on Service Fabric. He thoroughly covers the crucial DevOps aspects of utilizing Service Fabric, reviews its interactions with key cloud-based services, and introduces essential service integration mechanisms such as messaging systems and reactive systems. Leading Microsoft Azure expert Haishi Bai shows how to: Set up your Service Fabric development environment; Program and deploy Service Fabric applications to a local or a cloud-based cluster; Compare and use stateful services, stateless services, and the actor model; Design Service Fabric applications to maximize availability, reliability, and scalability; Improve management efficiency ...
Microsoft Azure Security Center
Microsoft Azure Security Center

This book presents comprehensive Azure Security Center techniques for safeguarding cloud and hybrid environments. Leading Microsoft security and cloud experts Yuri Diogenes and Dr. Thomas Shinder show how to apply Azure Security Center's full spectrum of features and capabilities to address protection, detection, and response in key operational scenarios. You'll learn how to secure any Azure workload, and optimize virtually all facets of modern security, from policies and identity to incident response and risk management. Whatever your role in Azure security, you'll learn how to save hours, days, or even weeks by solving problems in most efficient, reliable ways possible. Two of Microsoft's leading cloud security experts show how to: Assess the impact of cloud and hybrid environments on security, compliance, operations, data protection, and risk management; Master a new security paradigm for a world without traditional perimeters; Gain visibility and cont ...
Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions
Exam Ref 70-535 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-535 - and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of architecting complete cloud solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform. Designed for architects and other cloud professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Design compute infrastructure; Design data implementation; Design networking implementation; Design security and identity solutions; Design solutions by using platform services; Design for operations. This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam skills; Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you; Includes DevOps and hybrid technologies and scenarios; Assumes you have experience building infrastructure and applications on the Microsoft Azure platform, and understand the services it offers. ...
Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions - Exam Guide 70-535
Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions - Exam Guide 70-535

Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions: Exam Guide 70-535 will get Azure architects and developers up-to-date with the latest updates on Azure from an architecture and design perspective. The book includes all the topics that are still relevant from the previous 70-534 exam, and is updated with latest topics covered, including Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and architecture styles. This exam guide is divided into six parts, where the first part will give you a good understanding of how to design a compute infrastructure. It also dives into designing networking and data implementations. You will learn about designing solutions for Platform Service and operations. Next, you will be able to secure your resources and data, as well as design a mechanism for governance and policies. You will also understand the objective of designing solutions for Platform Services, by covering Artificial Intelligence, IoT, media services, and messaging solution concepts. Finally, you ...
Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Revealed
Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Revealed

Learn the main features of Azure Cosmos DB and how to use Microsoft's multi-modal database service as a data store for mission-critical applications. The clear examples help in writing your own applications to take advantage of Cosmos DB's multi-modal, globally distributed, elastic database. Simple step-by-step instructions show how to resolve common and uncommon scenarios involving Azure Cosmos DB, and scenarios such as delivering extremely low response times (in the order of milliseconds), and scaling rapidly and globally. Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB Revealed demonstrates a multitude of possible implementations to get you started. This book guides you toward best practices to get the most out of Microsoft's Cosmos DB service. Later chapters in the book cover advanced implementation features, helping you master important elements such as securing the database, querying, and using various APIs. Set up a development environment to work with Azure Cosmos D ...
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