18 Steps for End-to-End IaaS Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Resource Manager (ARM), PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC)

Support for provisioning and managing Azure IaaS virtual machine environments via Azure Resource Manager (ARM) was recently launched as a Generally Available (GA) feature! There’s several HUGE advantages that ARM provides over the existing Azure Service Management (ASM) API, including simplifying complex configurations, repeatable deployments via declarative templates, resource tagging, role-based access control (RBAC) and…