{Infrastructure as Code}: Automate deployment of app infrastructure in Azure


Topic: {Infrastructure as Code} : Automating deployment of application infrastructure in Azure

No matter if you are developer, devops or an IT pro, at some point you may be confronted with the reality that the growth and use of public cloud computing will compel you to learn how to programmatically deliver infrastructure as code (IaC) in the cloud. From software defined networking and storage to dynamic cloud compute nodes, the infrastructure of your applications will typically be made up of many components that you may want to deploy, manage and monitor as a group.

In this session, Charlie and Dana will discuss how to use Azure Resource Manager and the concept of "ARM templates" to automate the deployment and management of your applications into the Microsoft Cloud. Discussion and demonstration will ensue on how to leverage PowerShell, the Azure CLI and even Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to automatically deploy ARM templates to deliver an application in a scalable, reproducible manner.


(1) Dana Epp

Dana Epp is a serial entrepreneur founding several security-based software companies that he has taken public or sold through acquisition. He has a passion for the startup growth mindset and believes that there aren't challenges in every opportunity, but opportunities in every challenge. Everything is impossible until someone does it.

Dana has been awarded the distinction by Microsoft as an Enterprise Security MVP for over 14 years and has been a Microsoft Regional Director for 4 years, focusing on the convergence of writing and deploying secure software. He is an Azure Advisor for Microsoft offering suggestions, guidance and recommendations to Microsoft's Azure strategy around technologies like cloud identity and security, containerization and serverless computing.

(2) Charlie Russel

Charlie Russel has been a Microsoft MVP for Windows XP, Security, Windows Server, and now Windows PowerShell. He’s a chemist by education, an electrician by trade, a UNIX and Windows sysadmin and Oracle DBA because he raised his hand when he should have known better, and an IT Manager for a major international software and security company by choice.

Charlie is the author of more than three dozen books about operating systems and enterprise environments and is the original author of the Get-Help pages for Azure PowerShell.