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Azure Resource Manager: Microsoft IT shares lessons learned deploying production workloads

Matthew Calder (MVA)

The journey from on-premises to the cloud is also about the transition from a centralized to a decentralized IT organization. Need help with the move? With more than 180,000 users, 513 site locations in 114 countries, and a goal of getting 95 percent of core infrastructure into Azure within the next five years, Microsoft IT faces many of the same issues your team does when deploying production workloads, including how to best address security, operations, patching, and more.

In this info-packed session hosted by IT Showcase, host Lyle Dodge chats with Principal Service Engineer Pete Apple and Senior Program Manager Todd Robertson about resource management at Microsoft with ARM. They start with a look at the Microsoft IT environment, the number of applications and servers, and its customers and organizational structure. Then, they explore subscriptions and how to structure them so they can be used for production and preproduction.

From there, they share insights on design planning, migration options (from on-premises to Azure), and standard compliant ARM templates from Azure portal or GitHub repository. The team also discusses moving web or middle-tier apps onto Service Fabric and containerizing them. Plus, they show you how different roles get set up and they walk you through automation demos.

In less than an hour, get useful, real-world guidance on Azure Resource Manager, in this IT Showcase exploration of ARM best practices and lessons learned.

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