Technical Reviewer: Hands-On Networking with Azure @PacktPub @_MWaly #Microsoft #Azure

Introduction

Microsoft Azure networking is one of the most valuable and important offerings in Azure. No matter what solution you are building for the cloud, you’ll find a compelling use for it. This book will get you up to speed quickly on Microsoft Azure Networking by teaching you how to use different networking services.

I am very proud and grateful for the opportunity I have been given to review this book.

I want to thanks the project coordinator Virginia Diasmy and my fellow MVPs Bert Wolters (Azure Man), and Sjoukje Zaal for the amazing work they’ve done in reviewing this book.

The book is authored by Mohamed A. Waly a former Microsoft MVP. Here is a sneak peak of how the book cover looks like:

When you click on “About the reviewers” link, you will see my name:

By reading this book, you will develop a strong networking foundation for Azure virtual machines and for expanding your on-premise environment to Azure.

Hands-On Networking with Azure starts with an introduction to Microsoft Azure networking and creating Azure Virtual Networks with subnets of different types within them. The book helps you understand the architecture of Azure networks. You will then learn the best practices for designing both Windows- and Linux-based Azure VM networks. You will also learn to expand your networks into Azure and how to use Azure DNS. Moreover, you will master best practices for dealing with Azure Load Balancer and the solutions they offer in different scenarios. Finally, we will demonstrate how the Azure Application Gateway works, offering various layer-7 load balancing capabilities for applications.
By the end of this book, you will be able to architect your networking solutions for Azure.

What this books covers

Chapter 1, Azure Virtual Networks 101, introduces Azure and its models in addition to
Azure Virtual Networks and subnets, and how to create and manage them. By the end of
the chapter, you will have learned how to automate manual tasks implemented throughout
the chapter using Azure PowerShell and Azure CLI 2.0.

Chapter 2, Delving into Azure Virtual Networks, introduces Azure networking architecture
and what is going on behind the scenes. Also, you will learn how to work with Virtual
Networks service endpoints and network security groups. By the end of the chapter, you
will have learned how to automate manual tasks.

Chapter 3, Azure Network for VMs, introduces Azure VMs and how to design and
implement networking solutions for Azure VMs. By the end of the chapter, you will have
learned how to automate manual tasks.

Chapter 4, Network Connectivity Scenarios in Azure, introduces the most common scenarios
for extending your on-premises to Azure, which includes how to implement those
scenarios.

Chapter 5, Azure DNS, introduces how to use Azure DNS as a service, managing your zones
on Azure, delegating zones, and even working with reverse DNS zones in Azure. By the
end of the chapter, you will have learned how to automate manual tasks.

Chapter 6, Azure Load Balancers, introduces Azure Load Balancer and its importance,
followed by a step-by-step guide on how to configure Azure Load Balancer.

Chapter 7, Azure Traffic Manager, introduces Azure Traffic Manager and its importance,
followed by a step-by-step guide on how to configure Azure Traffic Manager. By the end of
the chapter, you will have learned how to automate manual tasks.

Chapter 8, Azure Application Gateway, introduces Azure Application Gateway and its
importance, followed by a step-by-step guide on how to configure Azure Application
Gateway.

I hope you enjoy the course as much as I enjoyed reviewing it. And I highly encourage you to grab a copy of this book here.

Happy reading!

Cheers,
-Charbel

About Charbel Nemnom 384 Articles
Charbel Nemnom is a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect, totally fan of the latest's IT platform solutions, accomplished hands-on technical professional with over 17 years of broad IT Infrastructure experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. Excellent communicator adept at identifying business needs and bridging the gap between functional groups and technology to foster targeted and innovative IT project development. Well respected by peers through demonstrating passion for technology and performance improvement. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds, network design and virtualization.

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