Optimizing Consumption Strategy in Microsoft Azure

A Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect needs to be able to strike the balance between consumption and performance, while focusing on the core business stakeholders, and those are the skills you will learn in this course.
Course info
Rating
(24)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 14, 2018
Duration
2h 54m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introducing Microsoft Azure Cost Management
Optimizing Storage Costs
Optimizing Compute Costs
Optimizing Network Costs
Optimizing App Service Costs
Optimizing Identity Costs
Description
Course info
Rating
(24)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 14, 2018
Duration
2h 54m
Description

In this course, Optimizing Consumption Strategy in Microsoft Azure, you’ll learn the principal cost drivers of core Microsoft Azure technologies, what your options are to optimize them, and how align your solutions with stakeholder business requirements. First, you’ll focus on the guiding principles of consumption optimization. Next, you’ll work on extracting key information from business stakeholders which will inform your technical solutions. Finally, you’ll delve deep into core Microsoft Azure technologies and understand what the options and considerations are for optimization, while constantly focusing on monitoring and visibility and using that information to make informed decisions. When you’ve completed this course, you'll have gained the knowledge of how to listen to and understand business stakeholders and translate their needs into robust technical solutions which strike the right balance between consumption and performance.

About the author
About the author

James Bannan is a published author and experienced public speaker based in Melbourne, Australia. He is a Microsoft specialist, with a particular focus on Azure infrastructure architecture, development, and automation.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi there. My name is James Bannan, and welcome to this Pluralsight course, Optimizing Consumption Strategy in Microsoft Azure. I'm a consultant based in Melbourne, Australia. I've authored a number of Pluralsight courses on Microsoft Azure, and helping customers migrate to Azure, optimize their investments, and transform their workloads is the main focus of what I do every day. The information you'll cover and the scenarios which you'll explore throughout this course are critical in becoming an effective Microsoft Azure solutions architect, as are building skills such as understanding business requirements and optimizing your solutions to fit them. This course is designed to bring you up to speed on the major Microsoft Azure technologies which you are likely to be working with, and give you a thorough understanding of the cost drivers and how to optimize your solutions accordingly. Some of the major topics that we will cover include understanding and optimizing Azure Storage consumption, how to automatically optimize Azure compute services using performance metrics, what the primary cost drivers are for Azure networking, and how to programmatically extract Azure operational costs. By the end of this course, you'll have a thorough understanding of the main cost drivers of different Azure services, including storage, virtual machines, and App Services. You'll also know how to extract key information from business requirements so that your solutions are always optimized to fit stakeholder needs. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Microsoft Azure. This is not an introductory course to Azure, so we're going to assume prior working knowledge about the platform, including navigating the portal and using Azure PowerShell. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn all about becoming an effective solutions architect with the course, Optimizing Consumption Strategy in Microsoft Azure, at Pluralsight.