Managing Microsoft Hybrid Clouds

Benefit from hybrid cloud scenarios through this detailed guide to Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS)

Managing Microsoft Hybrid Clouds

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Marcel van den Berg

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ISBN 139781782177166
Paperback308 pages

Book Description

Hybrid cloud is the number one deployment model for the near future. Microsoft Azure connected to Windows Server and System Center offers benefits such as cost-effective backup, disaster recovery, and agility.

Discover the full power of cloud computing and Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS) with this easy-to-follow guide. We take you through each step, all the way from giving you a good understanding of cloud computers to being able to connect Azure with your on-premises data center. Using clearly illustrated examples, you are taken through how to manage a Microsoft Hybrid Cloud.

Beginning with how to set up site to site VPN connections to Azure, we move on to creating virtual machines and networks and automate this. Managing Microsoft Hybrid Clouds will answer all your questions on Azure and how to benefit from a hybrid cloud. This book will teach you how to connect on-premises Windows Server and System Center to Azure. It shows the strength of Azure but also explains that you might expect features that are not yet available.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Cloud Computing
The way electricity became a utility
Service delivery models
Cloud deployment models
Benefits of public cloud
Barriers for the adoption of the public cloud
Cattle versus pets
Using cloud successfully
Cloud exit plan
Hybrid cloud to the rescue
Introducing Microsoft Cloud OS
Microsoft hybrid cloud use cases
Summary
Chapter 2: An Introduction to Microsoft Cloud Solutions
Cloud first
Windows Server 2012
Microsoft System Center 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Microsoft Azure
Azure Preview
Best effort versus reliable clouds
Microsoft Azure is a best effort cloud
Dedicated versus private virtual clouds
Use case scenarios for Microsoft Azure
On-premises and cloud feature misalignment
Microsoft Azure security
Microsoft support on Azure
T-shirt virtual machines versus tailor-made virtual machines
Microsoft Azure cost model
Microsoft Azure service-level agreement
Microsoft software support
Other vendor software support
Microsoft software license mobility
Bring your own application license
Trying Microsoft Azure
Summary
Chapter 3: Understanding the Microsoft Azure Architecture
A look under the hood of Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure Storage
Networking
Summary
Chapter 4: Building an Infrastructure on Microsoft Azure
Getting started with Microsoft Azure
Understanding the restrictions of Microsoft Azure
Explaining Azure subscriptions
Adjusting the subscription name
Microsoft Azure accounts
Understanding Azure directories
Deciding the most appropriate Azure region for placement
Creating an affinity group
Creating a storage account
Creating Azure networks
Deleting a virtual network
Creating a Cloud Service
Creating a virtual machine
Virtual machine extensions
Deploying Linux images using VM Depot
Naming convention for VHD files
Understanding IP addresses
Service healing
Summary
Chapter 5: Connecting to Microsoft Azure
Connection options
Azure ExpressRoute
Connecting to Azure using a point-to-site VPN
Creating a virtual network
Support on Microsoft Azure
Set up Multi-factor Authentication in Microsoft Azure Management Portal
Enable a user for Multi-factor Authentication
Introduction to System Center App Controller
Summary
Chapter 6: Managing the Microsoft Hybrid Cloud
Understanding Azure Active Directory
Authentication models in Azure AD
Importing and exporting data
Managing Azure disks and images
Monitoring Microsoft Azure
Mobile management of Microsoft Azure
Tips and tricks
Checking the usage of Azure resources
Automation
Licensing and license mobility
Billing and cost management
Summary
Chapter 7: High Availability, Protection, and Recovery using Microsoft Azure
High availability in Microsoft Azure
Introduction to geo-replication
Disaster recovery using Azure Site Recovery
Installing a replica Active Directory controller in Azure
Using Microsoft Azure as a backup target
Using Microsoft StorSimple
Backing up and restoring Azure virtual machines
Summary
Chapter 8: Migrating to Microsoft Azure
Premigration checks
License mobility
Migration options
Migrating a Hyper-V virtual machine to Microsoft Azure
Migration using Migration Accelerator for Azure
Converting an Amazon EC2 virtual machine to Microsoft Azure
Migrating Azure deployments between data centers and subscriptions
Summary
Chapter 9: Summary and a Look into the Near Future
The road ahead

What You Will Learn

  • Understand every aspect of cloud computing, from deployment to service models
  • Deep dive into virtual machines, networks, and Azure storage
  • Create secure connections to Azure
  • Manage virtual machines and networks with Azure
  • Discover how to back up and perform disaster recovery orchestration for on-premise virtual machines using Azure
  • Migrate physical servers, VMware, Hyper-V, and Amazon virtual machines to Azure
  • Learn about new and upcoming features of Azure

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to Cloud Computing
The way electricity became a utility
Service delivery models
Cloud deployment models
Benefits of public cloud
Barriers for the adoption of the public cloud
Cattle versus pets
Using cloud successfully
Cloud exit plan
Hybrid cloud to the rescue
Introducing Microsoft Cloud OS
Microsoft hybrid cloud use cases
Summary
Chapter 2: An Introduction to Microsoft Cloud Solutions
Cloud first
Windows Server 2012
Microsoft System Center 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Microsoft Azure
Azure Preview
Best effort versus reliable clouds
Microsoft Azure is a best effort cloud
Dedicated versus private virtual clouds
Use case scenarios for Microsoft Azure
On-premises and cloud feature misalignment
Microsoft Azure security
Microsoft support on Azure
T-shirt virtual machines versus tailor-made virtual machines
Microsoft Azure cost model
Microsoft Azure service-level agreement
Microsoft software support
Other vendor software support
Microsoft software license mobility
Bring your own application license
Trying Microsoft Azure
Summary
Chapter 3: Understanding the Microsoft Azure Architecture
A look under the hood of Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure Storage
Networking
Summary
Chapter 4: Building an Infrastructure on Microsoft Azure
Getting started with Microsoft Azure
Understanding the restrictions of Microsoft Azure
Explaining Azure subscriptions
Adjusting the subscription name
Microsoft Azure accounts
Understanding Azure directories
Deciding the most appropriate Azure region for placement
Creating an affinity group
Creating a storage account
Creating Azure networks
Deleting a virtual network
Creating a Cloud Service
Creating a virtual machine
Virtual machine extensions
Deploying Linux images using VM Depot
Naming convention for VHD files
Understanding IP addresses
Service healing
Summary
Chapter 5: Connecting to Microsoft Azure
Connection options
Azure ExpressRoute
Connecting to Azure using a point-to-site VPN
Creating a virtual network
Support on Microsoft Azure
Set up Multi-factor Authentication in Microsoft Azure Management Portal
Enable a user for Multi-factor Authentication
Introduction to System Center App Controller
Summary
Chapter 6: Managing the Microsoft Hybrid Cloud
Understanding Azure Active Directory
Authentication models in Azure AD
Importing and exporting data
Managing Azure disks and images
Monitoring Microsoft Azure
Mobile management of Microsoft Azure
Tips and tricks
Checking the usage of Azure resources
Automation
Licensing and license mobility
Billing and cost management
Summary
Chapter 7: High Availability, Protection, and Recovery using Microsoft Azure
High availability in Microsoft Azure
Introduction to geo-replication
Disaster recovery using Azure Site Recovery
Installing a replica Active Directory controller in Azure
Using Microsoft Azure as a backup target
Using Microsoft StorSimple
Backing up and restoring Azure virtual machines
Summary
Chapter 8: Migrating to Microsoft Azure
Premigration checks
License mobility
Migration options
Migrating a Hyper-V virtual machine to Microsoft Azure
Migration using Migration Accelerator for Azure
Converting an Amazon EC2 virtual machine to Microsoft Azure
Migrating Azure deployments between data centers and subscriptions
Summary
Chapter 9: Summary and a Look into the Near Future
The road ahead

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Paperback308 pages
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