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Microsoft Azure Deployment Guide

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Microsoft Azure Deployment Guide

The topic of cloud can be a complex discussion. There are widespread misconceptions and assumptions about what the cloud is, what it can and can't do, and how best to adopt it. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of key cloud concepts, a brief introduction to Microsoft® Azure® (Azure), and specific deployment guidance for using Nimble Storage arrays in a hybrid cloud architecture that is connected to Azure.

Although this document discusses specific types of cloud, it also considers a generic, high-level description of the cloud concept. For many years now, shared infrastructure has been popular and is a well-known architecture for IT. The arrival of mainstream virtualization enabled IT departments to realize the ability to share integrated resources that were traditionally overprovisioned and underutilized. However, the issue with share infrastructure was that resources were still manually provisioned. Cloud, at its most fundamental level, is the application of a highly automated provisioning and management paradigm to a shared infrastructure.

HPE Nimble Storage Deployment Guide for Microsoft Azure