Modernizing Your Websites with Azure Platform as a Service

"The Cloud" is an increasingly attractive proposition for hosting websites online, and Microsoft Azure is an absolute standout. Their "platform as a service" offerings for both websites and databases offer fantastic features, massive scalability, and attractive pricing. But how will you migrate your sites? What will it cost? And how about security? This course answers those questions and paves the way to move from traditional hosting and into Microsoft's cloud.
Course info
Rating
(272)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 3, 2015
Duration
5h 26m
Table of contents
The Azure Cloud Value Proposition
Moving to GitHub
Cleaning up the Application
Provisioning, Configuring, and Deploying the Website
Setting up Slots and Staged Deployment from Source Control
Migrating the Database to the Azure SQL Database Service
Monitoring and Diagnostics
Beyond the Basics - Cloud to the Max!
Description
Course info
Rating
(272)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Apr 3, 2015
Duration
5h 26m
Description

"The Cloud" holds enormous promise for individuals and organizations alike to transform the way they manage assets on the web. However, with the excitement also comes uncertainty; does it take much work to make my websites cloud-ready? How does it change my deployment? What will it actually cost me? This course sets out to answer all of these unknowns and paves a path to move from traditional hosting models into Microsoft's Azure cloud. This course works through the logistics of moving websites (including databases) to Azure, and highlights some of the common pitfalls experienced along the way. Moving to Azure can be a simple process; in many cases existing websites can go to the cloud with little effort. However, this also falls well short of the value proposition of cloud computing, so the course also looks at how sites can begin to leverage new features to maximize speed, scalability, and cost efficiency. Beyond just making software work in the Azure environment, this course demonstrates how processes such as deployment, configuration, and monitoring can be streamlined. There are many new concepts and implications for commoditized cloud hosting, and this course helps viewers learn the tricks to make their transition to the cloud successful.

About the author
About the author

Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP for Developer Security. He's a regular conference speaker, frequent blogger at troyhunt.com and is the creator of the data breach notification service known as “Have I Been Pwned”.

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