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Modernizing Your Websites with Azure Platform as a Service

by Troy Hunt

"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.

What you'll learn

"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.

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About the author

Troy Hunt is a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP for Developer Security, an ASPInsider, and a full time Author for Pluralsight—a leader in online training for technology and creative professionals. Troy has been building software for browsers since the very early days of the web and possesses an exceptional ability to distill complex subjects into relatable explanations. This has led Troy to become an industry thought leader in the security space and produce more than twenty top-rated courses ... more

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