When you are deploying applications within an environment, they are usually made up of many different components. Perhaps an application utilizes a virtual machine, a database, and a storage account. Currently, you see these components as all separate entities instead of being grouped up into a single entity. In this classic deployment model, you must manually track which resources made up your solutions and remember to manage each of them individually. To deploy that solution, you have to create each resource individually using a portal of some sort or create a script that deploys these resources correctly. To delete that solution, you’d have to go one by one and remove the resources individually. Azure Resource Manager gets rid of this headache by enabling you to work with resources as a group to deploy, manage, and monitor them all together.
Define your Deployment
Azure Resource Manager enables you to have confidence that your applications and resources are being deployed in a consistent state. To accomplish this, Azure Resource Manager utilizes a single declarative template model that allows you to define the infrastructure and dependencies of your application - exactly how you want it. Whether it is being used in testing, staging, or production environment, the template is flexible enough to be used in all environments.
Organize Your Resources with Azure Resource Manager
No one wants to manage all their resources individually if there is no benefit to it. You know what resources need to go into what application for them to work, and with Azure Resource Manager’s ability to group and tag sets of resources you can deploy them as a packaged group and reduce your workload.
- Manage and visualize resources in your applications easily by putting resources into a group that can be implemented or deleted at one time
- Apply tags to resources to logically categorize them into different areas
- Clarify your organization’s billing by viewing the costs for a group of resources sharing the same tag
In any environment where you are actively deploying applications and resources, it’s important to know who in your organization has access to what - whether it's knowing who can delete certain applications or who did what when it is essential to be able to have that control. With this in mind, Azure Resource Manager has you covered with Role-Based Access Control natively integrated into its management platform. This means it can log all user actions with information about the user, time, events, and status for each step performed.
- Restrict control and access to specific actions or resources by defining roles
- Restrict certain users from deleting or modifying specific resources
- Keep a lockdown on critical resources with an explicit lock that prevents users from deleting or modifying the resource
The Best Way to Deploy Applications on Azure
We believe that Azure Resource Manager is a great way to make sure that when you are deploying applications and resources that it is done efficiently and exactly how you want it to launch. If you want to speed up deployments, then look no further.
If you are interested in how to begin using Azure Resource Manager make sure to contact us today!