Migrations aren't "one-and-done" activities. They require careful planning and design. This course explores the migration strategies for business applications that are making a move to Microsoft Azure.
The word migration might summon a "once and done" activity, but successful migrations require planning, design, and a strong understanding of the target infrastructure if you're to be truly successful. Nowhere is this more relevant than in migrating applications to Microsoft Azure. In this course, Designing Migrations for Microsoft Azure, you'll explore exactly those planning and design elements you'll need to prepare before you ever begin an application's migration into Azure. First, you'll determine your migration strategy. You'll take a look at Microsoft's three-phase approach to assessing your current environment, determining your migration approach, and then optimizing that application once the move is complete. Next, you'll dig into the data availability and resiliency options, as well as the data transfer strategies, that match Azure's services with your application's migration needs. Finally, you'll explore use cases for the migration itself, with the goal of helping you appreciate the best tactics for ensuring the best fit for your application's new Azure residency. By the end of this course, you'll be armed with the knowledge you need to begin planning your application's migration into Microsoft Azure.
Course Overview With so many options available, deploying a new or existing application into the cloud is as much figuring out Azure's services as is it's documenting your application's requirements. I'm Greg Shields, author evangelist, and a full-time author here at Pluralsight, and in this course, Designing Deployments in Microsoft Azure, we'll analyze your application's requirements to get a feel for which Azure services best fit. First, you'll prepare your deployment strategy, getting a feel for how Azure evolves many of the practices in traditional application development. Next, you'll dig deeper into the storage and compute deployment strategies that match Azure's services with your application's needs. Finally, you'll explore Azure's many container and data platform solutions, with a goal of aligning Azure's capabilities with your application requirements. By the end of this course, you'll be armed with the knowledge you need to begin designing your application's deployment there in Microsoft Azure. Let's get started.