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Design a Storage Strategy for Microsoft Azure

Azure has many storage services that can be leveraged both within Azure and externally, and which offer specific capabilities. This course will explore the most commonly used storage services in Azure and how to utilize them.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 30, 2018
Duration
3h 16m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction to Azure Storage
Capabilities of Storage Types
Using Azure Storage Services
Azure IaaS VM Types of Storage
Managing Azure Storage
Database Services in Azure
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 30, 2018
Duration
3h 16m
Description

There are so many storage options in Azure that it can be hard to know which is the right one to use and how to use it the right way. In this course, Design a Storage Strategy for Microsoft Azure, you will gain the ability to pick and utilize the most applicable storage service in Azure based on your requirements. First, you will learn about storage accounts and their key capabilities. Next, you will discover how storage can be utilized by Azure IaaS VMs. Finally, you will explore how to use the database options available in Azure. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure Storage needed to utilize the right Azure storage solution for your project.

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, Design a Storage Strategy for Microsoft Azure. I'm a principal technical architect at the Dallas Microsoft Technology Center. Azure has a large number of storage services, and it can be confusing as to which one to use. And what are the key design principles when using them? In this course, we're going to look at the key Azure storage services including storage for applications and storage used by Azure IaaS VMs. By the end of this course, you'll know how to architect Azure-based solutions using the right storage option. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn all about the storage options in Azure with the Design a Storage Strategy for Microsoft Azure course, at Pluralsight.

Introduction to Azure Storage
Welcome to the Design a Storage Strategy for Microsoft Azure course and this first module, Introduction to Azure Storage. My name is John Savill. I'm a principle technical architect at the Dallas Microsoft Technology Center. My Twitter handle is @ntfaqguy, and you can follow me on my blog at savilltech. com. In this course, we're really going to dive into the types of storage available in Azure and how they can be utilized, actually utilizing the core storage services that make up Azure Storage, how Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service virtual machines use the storage services in Azure, how I can manage Azure storage, and then looking at some of the database services available in Azure. In this first module, we're going to dive into understanding storage requirements, the importance of storage in Azure when I'm thinking about my OLAP architecture, the types of Azure storage that are available and storage accounts, understanding Azure regions and their impact on my storage architecture, the different types of storage resiliency, and then services offered through Azure storage.

Capabilities of Storage Types
Welcome to the Capabilities of Storage Types module. In this module, we're going to explore the various attributes and capabilities of standard-performance storage, we're going to look at the billing of Standard Storage, using Premium Storage capabilities, understanding hot versus cool versus archive blob-type storage, and then some of the best practices.

Using Azure Storage Services
This module covers the core Azure Storage services. It's important to remember there are many other storage-type services in Azure. In this module, I want to dive into the core services of the storage account, the blobs, the tables, the queues, and the files, and then quickly touch on what is the Redis Cache and Azure Search.

Azure IaaS VM Types of Storage
Welcome to the Azure Infrastructure as a Service Virtual machine Types of Storage. In this module, we're going to look at how IaaS VMs use the storage services available in Azure, how we can configure caching on the various disks that we connect to virtual machines and why that matters, understanding managed disks, and then looking at encryption and a few other options.

Managing Azure Storage
Welcome to the Managing Azure Storage module. In this module, we're going to look at actually what we can do around managing Azure Storage, understanding the storage account keys, and then some of the build data operations options.

Database Services in Azure
Welcome to the Database Services in Azure module. In this module, we're going to look at exactly what is a relational database, SQL Server running IaaS virtual machines, the Azure SQL Database services, and then Azure Cosmos DB.