An In-Depth Guide to Automation with Azure Resource Manager
Author: Shijimol Ambi Karthikeyan
Focus exclusively on the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) deployment model for Azure automation and gain in-depth knowledge of topics such as runbook authoring, different types of automation runbooks, and hybrid cloud automation. This book covers practical approaches to creating runbooks for multiple use cases, including operational tasks such as VM management and integration of Azure automation with infrastructure monitoring solutions, such as Operations Management Suite (OMS). Along the way you’ll see how to use PowerShell in Azure automation and cover essentials including Azure automation security, source control integration, and runbook output streams. Finally, you learn about integrating Azure automation with Desired State Configuration (DSC) to include various cloud, on-premise, and hybrid scenarios. What You Will Learn · Work with the building blocks of Azure automation · Create different types of runbook · Master hybrid cloud automation with ARM · Implement cloud automation use cases with practical examples Who This Book Is For Infrastructure and cloud architects, cloud support engineers, and system administrators.
Author: Michael McKeown
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Microsoft Azure Essentials from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. The second ebook in the series, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Automation, introduces a fairly new feature of Microsoft Azure called Azure Automation. Using a highly scalable workflow execution environment, Azure Automation allows you to orchestrate frequent deployment and life cycle management tasks using runbooks based on Windows PowerShell Workflow functionality. These runbooks are stored in and backed up by Azure. By automating runbooks, you can greatly minimize the occurrence of errors when carrying out repeated tasks and process automation. Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the Microsoft Azure Essentials series.
Author: Jonathan Hassell
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Business & Economics
Learning PowerShell is a custom-built, handcrafted, painstakingly curated book designed to get you from total PowerShell newbie to confident PowerShell user in as little as four weeks. This book assumes no prior knowledge, perfect for non-developers and GUI addicts who recognize that PowerShell is the future but need a good bit of handholding to achieve mastery. It is also a simple guide for the hundreds of thousands of PowerShell users who have not attained the level of PowerShell knowledge that they really need. With Learning PowerShell at your side, you will see that you don't have to be a developer to use PowerShell and you don't need to be a scripting wizard to derive value from integrating PowerShell into your daily administrative activities. The book is a learning resource that covers every topic worth discussing for a PowerShell beginner, with a depth of explanation unparalleled by any book currently on the market. With this book, you don't have to have a lot of time to learn the language and you can begin applying what you master almost immediately. Even skeptics of PowerShell, and command lines in general, will come away with a renewed sense of respect for the language and ideas on how to put it to use.
A Practical Guide to OMS, Azure Site Recovery, and Azure Backup
Author: Peter De Tender
Learn how to protect, back up, recover, and monitor your data and infrastructure in the cloud with Microsoft's Operations Management Suite (OMS), Azure Backup, and Azure Site Recovery. Implementing Operations Management Suite starts with an overview of the Operations Management Suite, followed by an introduction to Azure virtual machines and virtual networks. Chapters cover Azure Backup and how to configure it, followed by deep dives into aspects of Azure Site Recovery (ASR): how it works, how to configure it, how to streamline your disaster recovery failover from on-premises to Azure, and so on. Learn about protection groups, how to perform planned and unplanned failover, and more. Windows IT pro consultant, trainer and MVP Peter De Tender takes you through the necessary theory and background on each topic along with hands-on step-by-step lab guides to help you implement and configure each feature for yourself. You’ll also find out how to estimate your platform costs when using Azure infrastructure components, making this book your one-stop guide to the latest disaster recovery services in Microsoft Azure. What You'll Learn Understand current concepts and challenges in IT disaster recovery Get introduced to Microsoft Azure, Azure virtual networks and Azure virtual machines Protect your data in the cloud with Azure Backup, and the configuration options available Understand how to protect, recover, and monitor your environment with Azure Site Recovery Manager, and the configuration options available Extend Azure Site Recovery Manager to non-Hyper-V workloads Who This Book Is For IT professionals and IT decision makers who are interested in learning about Azure backup and Azure Site Recovery Manager in order to build and/or optimize their IT disaster recovery scenarios.
Implementing cloud design, DevOps, IoT, and serverless solutions on your public cloud
Author: Ritesh Modi
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Your one stop guide to making the most out of Azure Cloud About This Book Get familiar with the different design patterns available in Microsoft Azure Develop Azure cloud architecture and a pipeline management system Get to know the security best practices for your Azure deployment Who This Book Is For If you are Cloud Architects, DevOps Engineers, or developers who want to learn key architectural aspects of the Azure Cloud platform, then this book is for you. Prior basic knowledge of the Azure Cloud platform is good to have. What You Will Learn Familiarize yourself with the components of the Azure Cloud platform Understand the cloud design patterns Use enterprise security guidelines for your Azure deployment Design and implement Serverless solutions See Cloud architecture and the deployment pipeline Understand cost management for Azure solutions In Detail Over the years, Azure cloud services has grown quickly, and the number of organizations adopting Azure for their cloud services is also gradually increasing. Leading industry giants are finding that Azure fulfills their extensive cloud requirements. This book will guide you through all the important and tough decision-making aspects involved in architecturing a Azure public cloud for your organization. The book starts with an extensive introduction to all the categories of designs available with Azure. These design patterns focus on different aspects of cloud such as high availability, data management, and so on. Gradually, we move on to various aspects such as building your cloud structure and architecture. It will also include a brief description about different types of services provided by Azure, such as Azure functions and Azure Analytics, which can prove beneficial for an organization. This book will cover each and every aspect and function required to develop a Azure cloud based on your organizational requirements. By the end of this book, you will be in a position to develop a full-fledged Azure cloud. Style and approach This hands-on guide to the Azure Cloud platform covers different architectural concepts and implementations necessary for any enterprise scale deployment.
Author: Florian Klaffenbach,Jan-Henrik Damaschke,Oliver Michalski
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
A practical guide that enhances your skills in implementing Azure solutions for your organization About This Book Confidently configure, deploy, and manage cloud services and virtual machines Implement a highly-secured environment and respond to threats with increased visibility This comprehensive guide is packed with exciting practical scenarios that enable you to implement Azure solutions with ease Who This Book Is For This book is for IT architects, system and network admins, and DevOps engineers who are aware of Azure solutions and want to implement them for their organization. What You Will Learn Implement virtual networks, network gateways, Site-to-Site VPN, ExpressRoute, routing, and network devices Understand the working of different storage accounts in Azure Plan, deploy, and secure virtual machines Deploy and manage Azure Containers Get familiar with some common Azure usage scenarios In Detail Microsoft Azure has numerous effective solutions that shape the future of any business. However, the major challenge that architects and administrators face are implementing these solutions appropriately. Our book focuses on various implementation scenarios that will help overcome the challenge of implementing Azure's solutions in a very efficient manner and will also help you to prepare for Microsoft Architect exam. You will not only learn how to secure a newly deployed Azure Active Directory but also get to know how Azure Active Directory Synchronization could be implemented. To maintain an isolated and secure environment so that you can run your virtual machines and applications, you will implement Azure networking services. Also to manage, access, and secure your confidential data, you will implement storage solutions. Toward the end, you will explore tips and tricks to secure your environment. By the end, you will be able to implement Azure solutions such as networking, storage, and cloud effectively. Style and approach This step-by-step guide focuses on implementing various Azure solutions for your organization. The motive is to provide a comprehensive exposure and ensure they can implement these solutions with ease.
Real-time data processing for quick insights using Azure Stream Analytics
Author: Anindita Basak,Krishna Venkataraman,Ryan Murphy,Manpreet Singh
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Develop and manage effective real-time streaming solutions by leveraging the power of Microsoft Azure About This Book Analyze your data from various sources using Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics Develop, manage and automate your stream analytics solution with Microsoft Azure A practical guide to real-time event processing and performing analytics on the cloud Who This Book Is For If you are looking for a resource that teaches you how to process continuous streams of data in real-time, this book is what you need. A basic understanding of the concepts in analytics is all you need to get started with this book What You Will Learn Perform real-time event processing with Azure Stream Analysis Incorporate the features of Big Data Lambda architecture pattern in real-time data processing Design a streaming pipeline for storage and batch analysis Implement data transformation and computation activities over stream of events Automate your streaming pipeline using Powershell and the .NET SDK Integrate your streaming pipeline with popular Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics modelling algorithms Monitor and troubleshoot your Azure Streaming jobs effectively In Detail Microsoft Azure is a very popular cloud computing service used by many organizations around the world. Its latest analytics offering, Stream Analytics, allows you to process and get actionable insights from different kinds of data in real-time. This book is your guide to understanding the basics of how Azure Stream Analytics works, and building your own analytics solution using its capabilities. You will start with understanding what Stream Analytics is, and why it is a popular choice for getting real-time insights from data. Then, you will be introduced to Azure Stream Analytics, and see how you can use the tools and functions in Azure to develop your own Streaming Analytics. Over the course of the book, you will be given comparative analytic guidance on using Azure Streaming with other Microsoft Data Platform resources such as Big Data Lambda Architecture integration for real time data analysis and differences of scenarios for architecture designing with Azure HDInsight Hadoop clusters with Storm or Stream Analytics. The book also shows you how you can manage, monitor, and scale your solution for optimal performance. By the end of this book, you will be well-versed in using Azure Stream Analytics to develop an efficient analytics solution that can work with any type of data. Style and approach A comprehensive guidance on developing real-time event processing with Azure Stream Analysis
Author: Wei Liu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This is an engineering reference book on hybrid vehicle system analysis and design, an outgrowth of the author's substantial work in research, development and production at the National Research Council Canada, Azure Dynamics and now General Motors. It is an irreplaceable tool for helping engineers develop algorithms and gain a thorough understanding of hybrid vehicle systems. This book covers all the major aspects of hybrid vehicle modeling, control, simulation, performance analysis and preliminary design. It not only systemically provides the basic knowledge of hybrid vehicle system configuration and main components, but also details their characteristics and mathematic models. Provides valuable technical expertise necessary for building hybrid vehicle system and analyzing performance via drivability, fuel economy and emissions Built from the author's industry experience at major vehicle companies including General Motors and Azure Dynamics Inc. Offers algorithm implementations and figures/examples extracted from actual practice systems Suitable for a training course on hybrid vehicle system development with supplemental materials An essential resource enabling hybrid development and design engineers to understand the hybrid vehicle systems necessary for control algorithm design and developments.
Author: Takashi Nakada,Hiroshi Nakamura
As a step toward ultimate low-power computing, this book introduces normally-off computing, which involves inactive components of computer systems being aggressively powered off with the help of new non-volatile memories (NVMs). Because the energy consumption of modern information devices strongly depends on both hardware and software, co-design and co-optimization of hardware and software are indispensable to improve energy efficiency. The book discusses various topics including (1) details of low-power technologies including power gating, (2) characteristics of several new-generation NVMs, (3) normally-off computing architecture, (4) important technologies for implementing normally-off computing, (5) three practical implementations: healthcare, mobile information devices, and sensor network systems for smart city applications, and (6) related research and development. Bridging computing methodology and emerging memory devices, the book is designed for both hardware and software designers, engineers, and developers as comprehensive material for understanding normally-off computing.
Author: David Ziembicki,Aaron Cushner,Andreas Rynes,Mitch Tulloch
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center - this book delivers a focused drilldown into designing runbooks for Orchestrator workflow management solutions. Series editor Mitch Tulloch and a team of System Center experts provide concise technical guidance as they step you through key design concepts, criteria, and tasks.
A Hybrid Cloud Model
Author: Marc Farley
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Use a Hybrid Cloud solution - combining cloud storage with on-premise storage - and help dramatically decrease costs while increasing scalability and agility. This book offers focused, concise insights on technical considerations, benefits, and tradeoffs, so you can begin planning for implementation. Explains, in both practical and strategic terms, how a new enterprise storage model can solve multiple challenges Delivers focused insights on architecture, access, backups, snapshots, data redundancy as a service, dedupes, capacity, data lifecycles, storage tiering, archiving, externalized blobs, storage consolidation, compression, bandwidth, and privacy and security planning The author is an expert for cloud storage technologies and is well known in the networking technologies community
A Multi-Model Database Designed for the Cloud
Author: José Rolando Guay Paz
Author: Michael Collier,Robin Shahan
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Microsoft Azure Essentials from Microsoft Press is a series of free ebooks designed to help you advance your technical skills with Microsoft Azure. The first ebook in the series, Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure, introduces developers and IT professionals to the wide range of capabilities in Azure. The authors - both Microsoft MVPs in Azure - present both conceptual and how-to content for key areas, including: Azure Websites and Azure Cloud Services Azure Virtual Machines Azure Storage Azure Virtual Networks Databases Azure Active Directory Management tools Business scenarios Watch Microsoft Press’s blog and Twitter (@MicrosoftPress) to learn about other free ebooks in the “Microsoft Azure Essentials” series.
How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data
Author: Malcolm Frank,Paul Roehrig,Ben Pring
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The essential playbook for the future of your business What To Do When Machines Do Everything is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete. Illustrated with real-world cases, data, and insight, the authors provide clear strategic guidance and actionable steps to help you and your organization move ahead in a world where exponentially developing new technologies are changing how value is created. Written by a team of business and technology expert practitioners—who also authored Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business—this book provides a clear path to the future of your work. The first part of the book examines the once in a generation upheaval most every organization will soon face as systems of intelligence go mainstream. The authors argue that contrary to the doom and gloom that surrounds much of IT and business at the moment, we are in fact on the cusp of the biggest wave of opportunity creation since the Industrial Revolution. Next, the authors detail a clear-cut business model to help leaders take part in this coming boom; the AHEAD model outlines five strategic initiatives—Automate, Halos, Enhance, Abundance, and Discovery—that are central to competing in the next phase of global business by driving new levels of efficiency, customer intimacy and innovation. Business leaders today have two options: be swallowed up by the ongoing technological evolution, or ride the crest of the wave to new profits and better business. This book shows you how to avoid your own extinction event, and will help you; Understand the untold full extent of technology's impact on the way we work and live. Find out where we're headed, and how soon the future will arrive Leverage the new emerging paradigm into a sustainable business advantage Adopt a strategic model for winning in the new economy The digital world is already transforming how we work, live, and shop, how we are governed and entertained, and how we manage our money, health, security, and relationships. Don't let your business—or your career—get left behind. What To Do When Machines Do Everything is your strategic roadmap to a future full of possibility and success. Or peril.
Author: Michael Washam,Rick Rainey,Dan Patrick,Steve Ross
Publisher: Microsoft Press
The Exam Ref is the official study guide for Microsoft certification exams. Featuring concise, objective-by-objective reviews and strategic case scenarios and Thought Experiments, exam candidates get professional-level preparation for the exam. The Exam Ref helps candidates maximize their performance on the exam and sharpen their job-role skills. It organizes material by the exam's objective domains. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge the reader Provides knowledge check questions at the end of each chapter Will be valuable for IT pros, including enterprise architects; DevOps, network, server, virtualization, and identity engineers; and storage or security administrators Assumes the reader has some experience implementing Microsoft Azure infrastructure solutions
An In-Depth Guide to Windows PowerShell DSC
Author: Ravikanth Chaganti
Use Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) to configure your infrastructure on-premises and in the cloud. In an environment where changes and deployments are happening all the time, DSC makes the necessary adjustments to the system so you don’t have to. Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration shows you how. PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a powerful configuration management platform that makes it easier than ever to perform configuration management of your infrastructure, whether on-premises or in the cloud. With Pro PowerShell Desired State Configuration, Ravikanth Chaganti revises and significantly expands his previous edition, bringing you a complete in-depth reference for applying this evolving technology in your day-to-day work. What’s new in this edition? Get up-to-date, in-depth guidance on DSC in the data center Understand the central role that DSC plays in DevOps today Integrate DSC into build and release management tools Learn to think and act like a developer when automating your configuration management, creating a testable, robust process that you can use again and again Find out why and how DSC has an important role to play in public and private cloud deployments Apply DSC in the cloud with Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud Platform Who This Book Is For IT administrators, developers and DevOps engineers working in Windows-based data center environments. With a little prior PowerShell scripting experience, this book can be used as an in-depth reference to creating, customizing, and extending DSC in Windows. IT administrators with limited scripting experience will also find this book a useful overview of what DSC offers and how to use DSC resources to automate configuration management and deployment.
Driving Your Digital Transformation
Author: Bob Familiar,Jeff Barnes
Learn how today’s businesses can transform themselves by leveraging real-time data and advanced machine learning analytics. This book provides prescriptive guidance for architects and developers on the design and development of modern Internet of Things (IoT) and Advanced Analytics solutions. In addition, Business in Real-Time Using Azure IoT and Cortana Intelligence Suite offers patterns and practices for those looking to engage their customers and partners through Software-as-a-Service solutions that work on any device. Whether you're working in Health & Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Retail, Smart Cities and Buildings or Process Control, there exists a common platform from which you can create your targeted vertical solutions. Business in Real-Time Using Azure IoT and Cortana Intelligence Suite uses a reference architecture as a road map. Building on Azure’s PaaS services, you'll see how a solution architecture unfolds that demonstrates a complete end-to-end IoT and Advanced Analytics scenario. What You'll Learn: Automate your software product life cycle using PowerShell, Azure Resource Manager Templates, and Visual Studio Team Services Implement smart devices using Node.JS and C# Use Azure Streaming Analytics to ingest millions of events Provide both "Hot" and "Cold" path outputs for real-time alerts, data transformations, and aggregation analytics Implement batch processing using Azure Data Factory Create a new form of Actionable Intelligence (AI) to drive mission critical business processes Provide rich Data Visualizations across a wide variety of mobile and web devices Who This Book is For: Solution Architects, Software Developers, Data Architects, Data Scientists, and CIO/CTA Technical Leadership Professionals
Author: Danny Garber,Jamal Malik,Adam Fazio
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An essential resource for implementing and managing a cloud infrastructure in Azure Serving as a critical resource for anyone responsible for strategizing, architecting, implementing or managing a cloud infrastructure, this book helps you understand what is hybrid IT and how it's applicable (and inevitable) in today's world of emerging cloud. The team of authors focus on the Microsoft concept of a private/public cloud, deploying a private cloud fabric, deploying services, and building a private cloud, as well as integrating it with Microsoft's public cloud to create a cross-premises or public cloud. Looks at why hybrid IT is important to a business and what benefits a business can expect by adopting hybrid cloud Examines a cloud management platform and discusses why it is necessary Walks you through the different kinds of solutions for IT problems that may arise Places a focus on considerations for ensuring resiliency, availability, and scalability when designing hybrid solutions to prevent system failure and data loss Covers optimizing the performance of the hybrid cloud as well as using tools that help you monitor and manage the performance of the hybrid cloud Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud helps you gain a better understanding of the hybrid IT environments, why those clouds should be implemented, and how they impact business.
Author: Mitesh Soni
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Accelerate and Automate Build, Deploy, and Management of applications to achieve High Availability. About This Book This guide highlights tools that offer development and deployment environments for application services Secure and continuously monitor your web application in order to make it highly available Use Visual Studio Team Services for Continuous Integration and Continuous Development to expedite your application life cycle management process Use Microsoft Azure App Services (Azure Web Apps / Azure Websites), PaaS offering from Microsoft to deploy web application Who This Book Is For This book is for DevOps engineers, system administrators, and developers (.net) who want to implement DevOps for their organization. You do not need to have any knowledge of VSTS or Azure App Services (Azure Web Apps / Azure Websites). What You Will Learn Explore the features of PaaS and aPaaS in DevOps Use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to manage versions of code and integrating VSTS with Eclipse IDE Understand and configure Continuous Integration in VSTS Review Unit Test Execution for Automated Testing Create different environments that can be used to continuous deploy a web application Configure Roll-based Access to enable secure access for Azure Web Apps Create and configure the App Service Environment to enhance security Understand the execution of the end-to-end automation process Conduct Performance Testing using JMeter Discover the different monitoring options available in Microsoft Azure Portal In Detail This book will teach you all about the Visual Studio Team Services and Microsoft Azure PaaS offerings that support Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment, and execution in the cloud with high availability, disaster recovery, and security. You will first be given a tour of all the concepts and tools that Microsoft Azure has to offer and how these can be used in situations to cultivate the DevOps culture. You'll be taught how to use and manage Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and about the structure of the sample application used throughout the book. You will become familiar with the nitty gritty of Continuous Integration and Continuous Development with VSTS and Microsoft Azure Apps. You will not only learn how to create App service environments, but also how to compare Azure Web Apps and App Service Environments to deploy web applications in a more secure environment. Once you have completed Continuous Integration and created the Platform for application deployment, you will learn more about the final stepping stone in achieving end-to-end automation using approval-based Continuous Delivery and Deployment. You will then learn about Continuous Monitoring, using the monitoring and notification options provided by Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services. Style and Approach This book is an easy-to-follow guide filled with examples and real-world applications for gaining an in-depth understanding of Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio. This book will help you leverage Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio using real-world examples.
From the Data Center to the Cloud with PowerShell
Author: Michael Washam
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Get valuable tips and techniques for automating your cloud deployments with Azure PowerShell cmdlets, and learn how to provision Azure services on the fly. In this hands-on guide, Microsoft cloud technology expert Michael Washam shows you how to automate various management tasks and deploy solutions that are both complex and at scale. By combining the native automation capabilities of PowerShell with Azure Infrastructure Services, these powerful cmdlets enable you to create and configure virtual machines with ease. You’ll learn how to take advantage of these technologies to build complete virtual networks. If you have experience with PowerShell and Azure, you’re ready to get started. Install and authenticate cmdlets to set up your environment Create and update virtual machines with Azure platform images Manage network endpoints, access control lists, and IP addresses Use cmdlets to manage and configure virtual machine storage Automate Azure virtual networks with hybrid technologies such as site-to-site, point-to-site, and ExpressRoute Dive into advanced virtual machine provisioning capabilities and management techniques Learn tips and tricks for deleting or moving virtual machines within (or out of) your subscription