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Microsoft Azure Infrastructure as a Service Essentials

by Orin Thomas

This course is intended as a concise introduction to Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

What you'll learn

You are a Windows administrator for the Brisbane office of Globomantics. The datacenter at the Brisbane office was destroyed in a recent flooding of the Brisbane river, which has lead the organization to reevaluate how much infrastructure needs to be kept on premise and how much can be deployed to the public cloud through Windows Azure IaaS. As a part of the cloud pilot program, you will investigate the feasibility of moving different on-site services to Windows Azure IaaS and make a determination about how Globomantics can leverage different aspects of Windows Azure IaaS's functionality. The course will be designed around what can be accomplished with a Windows Azure trial subscription. Instructor demonstrations will be recorded using virtual machines hosted on Windows Azure as well as through a local virtual machine that will be used to interact with the Windows Azure management website.

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Introduction to Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

About the author

Orin Thomas is an MVP, a Microsoft Regional Director, an MCT, and has a string of Microsoft MCSE and MCITP certifications. He has written more than 3 dozen books for Microsoft Press on topics including Windows Server, Windows Client, Azure, System Center, Exchange Server, Security, and SQL Server. In addition to authoring for Pluralsight, he is a contributing editor at Windows IT Pro. He has been working in IT since the early 1990's and regularly speaks at conferences in Australia and around the... more

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