Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Unleashed with Azure Stack and Azure

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-12-11
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

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Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Unleashed brings together comprehensive and practical insights into hybrid cloud technologies, complete CloudOps and DevOps implementation strategies, and detailed guidance for deploying Microsoft Azure Stack in your environment.

Written by five Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVPs, this book is built on real-world scenarios and the authors’ extraordinary hands-on experiences as early adopters. Step by step, the authors help you integrate your optimal mix of private and public cloud, with a unified management experience that lets you move workloads at will, achieving unprecedented flexibility.

The authors also guide you through all aspects of building your own secure, high-performance hybrid cloud infrastructure. You’ll discover how Azure Stack enables you to run data centers with the same scalability, redundancy, and reliability as Microsoft’s Azure data centers; how to integrate Azure infrastructure and platform services with internal operations; and how to manage crucial external dependencies. The book concludes with a deep dive into automating and customizing Azure Stack for maximum reliability, productivity, and cost savings.

Detailed information on how to
  • Run a private/hybrid cloud on your hardware in your data center, using APIs and code identical to public Azure
  • Apply ITIL and DevOps lifecycles to your hybrid cloud implementation
  • Gain a deep understanding of Azure Stack architecture, components, and internals
  • Install and configure Azure Stack and master the Azure Stack Portal
  • Integrate and utilize infrastructure, core, and custom resource providers
  • Effectively provision, secure, and manage tenants
  • Manage, monitor, troubleshoot, and back up Azure Stack with CloudOps
  • Automate resource provisioning with PowerShell, the Azure CLI, templates, and Azure Stack’s API
  • Write your own Azure Resource Manager templates
  • Centrally automate cloud management and complex tasks connected to external systems
  • Develop customized, production-ready Azure Stack marketplace items

Author Biography

Kerrie Meyler, Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, is the lead author of numerous System Center books in the Unleashed series, including System Center Configuration Manager Reporting (2015), System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed (2014), System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed (2013), System Center 2012 Orchestrator Unleashed (2013), System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed (2012), and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Unleashed Supplement (2014). She is an independent consultant with more than 20 years of Information Technology experience. Kerrie has presented on System Center technologies and IT management at TechEd and MMS.

Steve Buchanan, Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, MCSE, ITIL, is a regional solution director with Concurrency. He has worked in IT 17 years and was recently added to Cherwell’s 25 ITSM Experts to Watch in 2017 list. Steve focuses on shifting IT into a strategic business partner driving digital transformation through ITSM, CloudOps, and DevOps. He has co-authored several books, including System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed (2014), and presented at MMS, Microsoft Ignite, and OSCON. Steve is a board member of MMS, the MN System Center user group, and leads the MN Azure user group. He enjoys blogging about his adventures in IT at www.buchatech.com.

Mark Scholman, Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, works as a consultant for Inspark, a Dutch cloud/system integrator, where he is a member of the CloudOS team. His focus on cloud technology includes Azure, Azure Stack, and Windows Azure Pack, along with the System Center products that are involved in the hybrid cloud offerings. Mark is also active in the IT community, blogging at https://markscholman. com and https://azurestack.blog. Mark also speaks at events such as ExpertsLive and local user groups like System Center User Group (SCUG) and the Windows Azure User Group (WAZUG).

Jakob Gottlieb Svendsen, Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, is a principal consultant and development lead at CT Global, a worldwide Microsoft partner in the cloud, data center, and enterprise client management space. Since starting at CT Global (formerly Coretech) in 2007, he has focused on automating processes while developing tools, extensions, and scripts for Microsoft solutions. His current primary focus is automation, on-premise, and in the cloud, using System Center, Azure, and Azure Stack. Jakob has presented at events including TechEd, PSConf EU, and MMS. Jakob contributed to System Center 2012 Service Manager Unleashed (2014) and blogs at http://blog.ctglobalservices.com/author/jgs/.

Janaka Rangama is a contributing author to this book. He is a Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, and is also a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Azure Advisor, and an open source geek. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he works as a principal consultant at Empired Ltd. Janaka coauthored the free eBook Inside Azure Iaas (2017). As a leading cloud expert in the Asia Pacific region, Janaka has presented at Microsoft Ignite, System Center Universe, PowerShell Conference, and IT/Dev Connections. Janaka blogs at http://tekronin.net.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Cloud
2. An ITIL-Based Approach to Private Cloud Projects
3. Fabric of Private Cloud
4. Virtual Machine Manager - the Backend to Private Cloud
5. Introducing and Deploying Microsoft's Azure Stack
6. Configuring and Maintaining Microsoft's Azure Stack
7. Automating your Private Cloud
8. System Center and Microsoft's Private Cloud
9. Extending Private Cloud into Public Cloud for Hybrid
10. Customization of Azure Stack

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