Providing Disaster Recovery with Azure Services

As organizations look to provide disaster recovery capabilities, using the cloud becomes an obvious economical choice without sacrificing capability. This course will teach you technologies for utilizing Azure as part of a disaster recovery strategy.
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(14)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 10, 2017
Duration
2h 22m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(14)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 10, 2017
Duration
2h 22m
Description

Disaster recovery is critical for every organization but can be a complex and costly endeavor. In this course, Providing Disaster Recovery with Azure Services, you'll learn how to use Azure for your DR requirements. First, you'll cover how to protect services running in Azure. Next, you'll discover how to use Azure for disaster recovery. Finally, you'll learn how to ensure users can still connect to services by hosting user environments in Azure. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge needed to provide disaster recovery using Azure.

About the author
About the author

John Savill is an 11-time MVP, and he holds many Microsoft certifications including Azure Infrastructure and Azure Architecture specialist. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro. John has written eight books on Microsoft technologies including Mastering Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services and Mastering Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone! My name is John Savill, and welcome to my course, Providing Disaster Recovery with Azure Services. I'm a technical architect working with many of the largest companies in the world to help them with infrastructure-related projects both on-premises, in the cloud, and a bit of both. Every company today sees their IT services becoming ever more critical to the running of the organization, and they must implement processes to ensure those services run in the most severe datacenter outages. Disaster recovery encompasses the facilities and processes to keep an organization running, and many companies today are looking to leverage Azure for that disaster recovery as a comprehensive and cost-efficient solution due to its consumption-based foundation. In this course, we're going to dive into all of the elements related to using Azure for disaster recovery and how to protect the services running in Azure. Some of the major topics we'll cover include a review of key disaster recovery principles, understanding and using Azure Site Recovery, making sure Azure services themselves are resilient, using Azure Backup for off-site and long-term attention. By the end of this course, you'll be able to protect your services by using Azure. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with cloud basics. However, I'll be sure to quickly review any critical information. But, ideally, you should have completed the Azure Storage, Azure Networking, and Azure IaaS courses that precede this course in the Azure Infrastructure Skills path. I hope you'll join me to learn how to enable DR for your organization with the Providing Disaster Recovery with Azure Services course at Pluralsight.

Disaster Recovery Fundamentals
So welcome to Providing Disaster Recovery with Azure Services and this first module, Disaster Recovery Fundamentals. During this course, we're going to look at understanding the basics of disaster recovery, and exactly how Azure can be used in a number of different ways, how we can architect our services running in Azure for high availability, leveraging Azure for disaster recovery via the Azure Site Recovery capability for on-premises workloads, leveraging Azure Backup, and a quick bit around the experience for the end user. So in this module, I really want to dive into exactly what is disaster recovery? Why is it so important? What constitutes a disaster? And then look at how can protection for services actually be provided? This is not a one size fits all. There are different options available. So what are the options, and how do I pick? So choosing the right disaster recovery approach.

Using Availability Sets and Enabling DR for Azure Services
So welcome to the Using Azure Availability Sets and Enabling DR for Azure Services module. In this module, we're going to cover exactly what is an availability set (hopefully if you're using Azure, you're using these already), the various Azure regions and their pairings, a quick review of the types of storage account that we have in Azure, what would happen if an Azure region failed with regards to IaaS virtual machines and storage accounts, and then ways to think about protecting services in azure.

Using Azure Site Recovery to Enable Azure as Your DR Location
So welcome to this module, Using Azure Site Recovery to Enable Azure to be Your Actual Disaster Recovery Location. So in this module, I want to cover a high-level overview of exactly what Azure Site Recovery is, a few words on its licensing and some of the costs you'll want to consider, what is a recovery service vault, how do we use it, examine the type of workloads I can actually protect by using Azure Site Recovery, how I leverage recovery plans to really give me that big red button that's going to let me perform a failover without worrying about each tiny step that's actually happening, and then extending storage protection into Azure using technologies such as ExpressRoute.

Azure Backup
Welcome to the Azure Backup module. In this module, we're going to look at an overview of exactly Azure Backup is, some of its key capabilities, how it can integrate with other backup solutions, and then also how I can think about leveraging the StorSimple device as part of an all-up backup and recovery solution.

Enabling Remote User Environments with Azure
Welcome to the Enabling Remote User Environments With Azure. And in this module, we'll be diving in to the need for users. We've been talking about disaster recovery and backup for systems, but without humans actually leveraging those services, they're probably pretty useless. And one of those ways to enable the user experience is Remote Desktop Services in Azure. And then we'll look at quickly Citrix XenApp Express and its role in providing that end-user experience.