Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud

Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud
  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (July 10, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118708679
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118708675
eBook Description:

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.

This book is an essential resource for those responsible for strategizing, architecting, implementing or managing a cloud infrastructure. It helps readers understand what is hybrid IT and how it’s applicable (and inevitable) in today’s world of emerging cloud. The book will 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.

What is Hybrid IT? – There is a lot of misunderstanding about what hybrid IT really is. There is no single definition of hybrid IT as each implementation will depend on the requirements specific to each enterprise. There is no one-size-fits-all hybrid solution.

Why is Hybrid IT important to my business? Do you really even know where to start when it comes to figuring out what benefits your business will achieve from adopting Hybrid Cloud? Discover methods, process and tools will assist you in building the right Cloud Strategy for your organization.

Project Planning – Once the direction is set for your Cloud Strategy understanding immediate next steps and prioritizing tasks can still be a challenge. Who owns the Architecture, Design and Deployment of the system when working with a Service Provider?

What do you need to know about the Azure Platform – Windows Azure is a core of Microsoft’s Cloud OS, which provides a consistent platform across private, hosted and public clouds and aims to be the modern platform powering the world’s applications. Windows Azure in combination with Windows Server make up the core backbone – engine – of the Cloud OS. Understanding the principal Windows Azure components and services is fundamentally essential for anyone who is on journey to build Hybrid cloud solutions.

Private Cloud Components and Services that help to build Hybrid Clouds – What is a Cloud Management Platform and why do I need it? We cannot simultaneously advance the maturity of IT operations and create pools of silo’d capacity. Our technology and service management tools must stretch across private and public cloud assets creating a unified operating model.

Hybrid Options in Windows Azure – There are different kind of solutions for different kind of problems. Shows how to take what we’ve learned about Azure services and components and apply them to solve the problem IT faces on a daily basis.

Designing for Resiliency and Scalability – Focuses on approaches and considerations for ensuring resiliency, availability and scalability when designing hybrid solutions to prevent system failure and data loss.

Optimizing for Performance – Covers available options to optimize performance of hybrid cloud including network performance, virtual machine performance, data access performance, as well as overall improving overall end user experience.

Monitoring and Management – Typically, with any hybrid IT environments there is a lot of moving parts. However, the good news that there are quite a bit of built-in and third party management and monitoring tools that will you to manage/monitor the availability, health, and performance of the hybrid cloud.

This book will help readers better understand the hybrid IT environments, how and why hybrid cloud environments should be implemented, as well as an impact it can have in a business.

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.

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