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Azure Arc: The Big Picture

Most enterprises are facing the challenge these days of having their IT estate distributed across multiple locations or clouds. This course will teach you what Azure Arc is, which offerings it includes and how it can help you to centrally manage your estate.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 10, 2021
Duration
37m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 10, 2021
Duration
37m
Description

Most enterprises are facing the challenge these days of having their IT estate distributed across multiple locations or clouds. In this course, Azure Arc: The Big Picture, you’ll learn what Azure Arc is, which challenges it addresses and how it can help you to centrally manage your estate. First, you’ll explore the differences between different cloud deployment types like hybrid or multi-cloud. Next, you’ll discover how Azure Arc helps you to operate complex distributed environments, how it compares to Azure Lighthouse and which offerings it includes specifically. Finally, you’ll uncover every current service offering in Azure Arc in more detail. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to understand how Azure Arc brings your compute and data resource’s management together in one single place.

About the author
About the author

Ben Weissman has been working with SQL Server since SQL Server 6.5, mainly in the BI/Datawarehousing field. He is a Data Platform MVP, author and speaker at data events around the world.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi! My name is Ben Weissman, founder and data passionist at Solisyon. Welcome to my course, Azure Arc: The Big Picture. Azure Arc is a Microsoft solution for you to be able to manage and operate your IT resources across multiple clouds and locations. It allows you to build a central inventory management platform for resources like Windows, Linux, and SQL servers, including ways to monitor and manage them, for example, by setting update policies. In addition to those traditional systems, it provides a similar approach for your Kubernetes clusters, including the option to deploy features like Azure functions or a SQL‑managed instance to them. This way, offerings that were previously limited to running in Azure only can now be deployed to any cloud or infrastructure. This course is your fast track to understand Azure Arc. Some of the major topics that we will cover include basics of cloud computing and Azure terminology, the why and what of Azure Arc, how Azure Arc is different from and also complementing Azure Lighthouse, and a closer look at every single offering that is currently part of Azure Arc, from Azure Arc‑enabled servers, SQL servers, and Kubernetes, to Azure Arc enabled data services, and machine learning. By the end of this course, you will know what Azure Arc is, and which specific offerings it currently includes. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn more about Azure Arc with the Azure Arc: The Big Picture course at Pluralsight.