What is Azure Resource Manager?
It is the deployment and management service for Azure. It provides a management layer that enables you to create, update, and delete resources in your Azure subscription. You use management features, like access control, locks, and tags, to secure and organize your resources after deployment.
Azure Resource Manager is a tool in the Infrastructure Build Tools category of a tech stack.
Who uses Azure Resource Manager?
7 companies reportedly use Azure Resource Manager in their tech stacks, including Adia, EchoGoService, and Nexosis API.
27 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Azure Resource Manager.
Azure Resource Manager Integrations
Docker, Kubernetes, Ruby, Terraform, and rkt are some of the popular tools that integrate with Azure Resource Manager. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Azure Resource Manager.
Pros of Azure Resource Manager
Bicep - Simple Declarative Language
Over 1K samples the QuickStart repo
Deep integration with Azure services like Azure Policy
Day 1 resource support
RBAC and Policies in templates
Versioned deployment via Blueprints
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Jobs that mention Azure Resource Manager as a desired skillset
Azure Resource Manager's Features
- Deploy app resources
- Organize resources
- Control access to resources
Azure Resource Manager Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Azure Resource Manager?
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You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work.
With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.
A command-line shell and scripting language built on .NET. Helps system administrators and power-users rapidly automate tasks that manage operating systems (Linux, macOS, and Windows) and processes.
Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.