Free eBook: Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure

Hands-On Cloud Administration in Azure
Explore Azure services such as networking, virtual machines, web apps, databases, cloud migration, and security

Mustafa Toroman, 390 pages, Oct 2018

Key Features

  • Understand Azure services to build, deploy, and manage workloads on cloud
  • Learn in-depth core Azure services and work through real-world scenarios and case studies
  • A concise and practical guide for learning cloud administration on Azure


Cloud offers new opportunities and more and more features every day. All services hosted in local Data Centers are now available in Azure. In this book, we’ll show you how to work in Azure and how to use Azure resources to your advantage.

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Chapter 1


Key Concepts of Cloud Computing

Understand Azure subscriptions and ARM templates along with IaaS and Paas in Azure.

Chapter 2


Azure Networking - Foundation of Azure IaaS

Overview of the basic features of Azure networking with virtual networks, IP address types, and NSGs. This basic knowledge of Azure networking will be the foundation for chapters to come.

Chapter 3


Infrastructure as a Service - the First Layer of Cloud Computing

One of the key concepts of cloud computing is elasticity and on-demand resources. Learn how to achieve both vertical scaling (with alerts and custom actions) and horizontal scaling (with Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets).

Chapter 4


Azure App Service - Hosting Web Applications without a Server

Azure App Service is the simplest example of Azure PaaS, and is intended to host web applications. We'll see how different hosting applications in IaaS and PaaS is.

Chapter 5


The Azure Data Platform

Running databases in IaaS offers more control, but requires more maintenance and administration as well. DaaS has many features which make a database administrator's life easier.

Chapter 6


Azure Storage, Backup, and Site Recovery - Moving your Data to Azure

Everything begins with Storage and it's important to understand how it's used. We'll discuss how to use Azure Storage for backup and how to migrate your workloads to the cloud. Further, we'll discuss how to use Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to speed up your journey and migrate data t...

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