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Cloud Lessons Learned: Four Companies That Migrated Their Windows Server and SQL Server Workloads to Azure

Read the success stories of companies that increased workload performance and cut costs by moving Windows Server and SQL Server to Azure. Download this e-book to learn about the different cloud migration paths that Allscripts, Carlsberg Group, Epos Now, and TraXall France used—and see how Azure helps to: Smoothly migrate legacy data to a hybrid environment. Boost the performance of data ecosystems. Keep pace with innovation by scaling to meet business needs. Simplify infrastructure management while reducing operating costs. Streamline compliance and help safeguard data with more than 90 compliance offerings.

Perception vs. Reality of DIY IoT Implementations

Get guidance on working through IoT challenges that face manufacturers, from building an IoT platform in-house or buying from a third-party. Deliver new business value with a turnkey solution from Microsoft and PTC.

Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches

More than 100 Azure services offer everything you need to build and run your applications with all the performance, redundancy, security and scale that the cloud has to offer. But knowing where to begin with all these services can seem overwhelming. Read this e-book to build your cloud computing skills quickly and efficiently. You’ll be productive immediately, and when you finish, you’ll be well on your way to Azure mastery. Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches breaks down the most important Azure concepts into bite-sized lessons with exercises and labs – along with project files available in GitHub – to reinforce your skills. Learn how to:Use core Azure infrastructure and platform services – including how to choose which service for which task.Plan appropriately for availability, scale and security while considering cost and performance.Integrate key technologies, including containers and Kubernetes, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and the Internet of Things. 

Get started with Kubernetes on Azure

Accelerate development and improve your engineering team’s agility with Kubernetes. Learn how to build highly scalable applications using containers—and how to deploy and manage those containers at scale with Kubernetes on Azure.Read the Packt e-book, Hands-On Kubernetes on Azure, for tutorials and best practices to help you get started with Kubernetes on Azure. Learn how to:Use the Kubernetes dashboard to review clusters and deployed applications. Implement toolchains like Microsoft Visual Studio Code and Git. Implement both simple and advanced Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) solutions. Ensure availability and scalability for your apps.

Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure

This guide documents the results of a series of performance tests on Azure to see how scalable Lustre, GlusterFS, and BeeGFS are. Using a default configuration, the Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT) discovered how critical performance tuning is when designing Parallel Virtual File Systems (PVFSs) on Azure. Use these results as a baseline and guide for sizing the servers and storage configuration you need to meet your I/O performance requirements. Updated March 2020 with information about using Lv2-series Azure virtual machines that feature NVMe disks. If an ephemeral file system is an option for you, this configuration works with Lustre to provide a cost-effective PVFS. 

15 Lessons Learned: Migrating SAP to the Cloud

Visualize what your digital transformation journey can look like on Azure. Get new perspectives from Microsoft IT managers who share their real-world experiences moving SAP to the cloud. Get started today and read this e-book to:Learn how IT professionals like you worked through change management and developed their SAP cloud migration strategies.Get actionable advice on how to keep your organization informed as your team starts moving to the cloud.Discover benefits gained from migrating SAP to Azure, including cost savings and future-proofing your SAP investment.

Moving Windows Server to Microsoft Azure to Enable Compliance

Easily manage compliance, privacy and security when you migrate your Windows Server workloads to Azure. Learn how to best take advantage of Azure compliance features and benefits in this complimentary e-book.Read Moving Windows Server to Microsoft Azure to Enable Compliance to: Dive into the Azure compliance and security toolset, which includes support for developing apps with GDPR and HIPAA compliance.Get details about Azure compliance benefits such as scalability and improved data management capabilities. Learn how to use Azure to facilitate regulatory compliance for your IT operations when you migrate from an existing Windows Server environment to the cloud. 

Future-proof your data infrastructure with Azure: A business case for database administrators

Become your company’s cloud database expert by delivering new value to your business with Azure database services. This e-book presents an overview of the business benefits of using data infrastructure services in the cloud. See examples of how real Azure customers are using cloud database services and learn about the benefits of Azure database capabilities, including:Enterprise-grade scale and performance, seamless data migration, and low total cost of ownership.Flexibility with fully managed relational and NoSQL database options, including support for open-source languages and tools.Optimised performance and security with intelligent database services, including seamless integration with the full Azure suite of advanced analytics, machine learning and AI tools.Advanced data security with data discovery and classification, vulnerability assessment and advanced threat detection.In addition to the e-book, this companion PowerPoint presentation can help you explain the business case for moving to Azure.

Future-proof your data infrastructure with Azure: A business case for database administrators

Become your company’s cloud database expert by delivering new value to your business with Azure database services. This e-book presents an overview of the business benefits of using data infrastructure services in the cloud. See examples of how real Azure customers are using cloud database services and learn about the benefits of Azure database capabilities, including:Enterprise-grade scale and performance, seamless data migration, and low total cost of ownership.Flexibility with fully managed relational and NoSQL database options, including support for open-source languages and tools.Optimised performance and security with intelligent database services, including seamless integration with the full Azure suite of advanced analytics, machine learning and AI tools.Advanced data security with data discovery and classification, vulnerability assessment and advanced threat detection.In addition to the e-book, this companion PowerPoint presentation can help you explain the business case for moving to Azure.

Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide, Third Edition

Get a step-by-step introduction to using Azure for your cloud infrastructure with this Packt e-book. Read the latest edition of the Azure Strategy and Implementation Guide for detailed information on how to start taking advantage of Azure cloud capabilities. Download this e-book to: Get an overview of Azure benefits and best practices for planning your migration. Make cloud architecture and design choices that best fit your organisation. Learn how to manage and optimise your new cloud environment.