Ultimate Azure IaaS for Infrastructure Management
Dean Cefola

SKU: 9788197256356

$37.95 USD

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ISBN: 9788197256356
eISBN: 9788197256363
Rights: Worldwide
Author Name: Dean Cefola
Publishing Date: 30-May-2024
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Binding: Paperback
Page Count: 184

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“Elevate Your Skills to Master The Cloud”

Key Features
● Step-by-step guide and real-world scenarios to help readers confidently implement Azure IaaS solutions.
● Detailed explanations of Azure IaaS components like virtual machines, storage, and networks, offering a thorough understanding of each element in the cloud infrastructure.
● Insights into evolving cloud technologies to keep skills relevant and prepare for advanced services.

Book Description
Ultimate Azure IaaS for Infrastructure Management is your go-to guide for mastering Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The book demystifies the complexities of cloud architecture, offering readers a clear path to understanding and leveraging Azure’s full potential starting from the basics.

The book begins by introducing you to the fundamentals of Azure IaaS, ensuring a solid foundation. As you progress, the book offers practical, step-by-step tutorials based on real-world scenarios, to deploy virtual machines, manage storage, secure networks, and design comprehensive cloud solutions.

Each chapter builds on the last delving into advanced topics, ensuring you stay ahead in the ever-evolving cloud landscape. By the time you finish, you’ll not only have mastered current Azure IaaS technologies but also be equipped with resources to continue your learning journey, ensuring your skills remain up-to-date in the fast-changing tech world.

What you will learn
● Master the art of designing and architecting effective Azure cloud solutions.
● Learn how to select the right Azure resources for various scenarios.
● Discover strategies for deploying scalable Azure cloud services with ease.
● Gain expertise in managing and securing Azure storage solutions.
● Create and configure secure, high-performance virtual networks in Azure.
● Implement robust backup, disaster recovery, and business continuity strategies.
● Optimize Azure cloud resources for maximum cost efficiency and performance.
● Build a solid foundation to stay ahead with emerging cloud technologies.

Who is this book for?
This book is tailored for IT professionals, cloud architects, and system administrators looking to enhance their Azure skills for managing and deploying Azure infrastructure. It's also valuable for tech enthusiasts, and students or educators seeking a comprehensive Azure IaaS resource. Prior Azure experience is helpful but not required.

1. Introduction to Azure IaaS
2. Getting Started with Azure IaaS
3. Azure IaaS Compute Services
4. Azure IaaS Storage Services
5. Azure IaaS Networking Services
6. Azure IaaS Monitoring
7. Azure IaaS Optimization
8. Azure IaaS Automation
9. Azure IaaS Designing Solutions
10. Azure IaaS Epilogue

Dean Cefola brings over 25 years of IT experience to his role as a Principal Cloud Engineer for Azure at Microsoft. Beyond his work at Microsoft, he is heavily involved in The Azure Academy, serving as owner, presenter, trainer, and consultant.

Cefola's career path in IT has been extensive. He began at the helpdesk, progressing to client and device administration using industry tools like SMS and System Center Configuration Manager. His experience expanded into datacenter operations, where he honed his skills in server administration and later transitioned to VMware administration. This foray into virtualization sparked his interest in automation, leading him to explore PowerShell and System Center Orchestrator.

The diverse skillset Cefola acquired laid a strong foundation for his future endeavors. He leveraged his knowledge to build private cloud environments, ultimately culminating in his current role at Microsoft, where he focuses on Azure cloud solutions.

The Azure Academy serves as Cefola's way of giving back to the IT community. Early in his career, learning resources were limited primarily to books and expensive training courses. With the internet still in its early stages and platforms

like YouTube non-existent, learning options were restricted. As someone who preferred a more hands-on learning approach, Cefola found traditional methods like reading to be less than ideal. Additionally, the high cost of formal training, often not covered by employers, presented a financial hurdle.

The Azure Academy was established with the goal of providing a solution to the learning difficulties Cefola himself encountered. The platform offers engaging, entertaining, and educational videos designed to empower individuals with the necessary skills to excel in the cloud computing domain.




Anthony de Lagarde has 26 years of experience in designing and engineering enterprise applications, deployed both on-premises and in the public cloud. His professional experience covers both Open Source and Microsoft technologies, with a current primary focus on the Azure platform. Anthony has worked across various industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, State and Local Government, and Federal Government. He has led numerous engineering projects, bringing new global capabilities onto the Azure Platform.

Currently, Anthony works as a Principal Engineer within Azure CXP, where he helps customers with their onboarding process by leading them through design and deployment sessions for their enterprise solutions. He works as a bridge between the field and various Azure Product Engineering teams, providing direct feedback to improve Microsoft Cloud platform capabilities.

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