Planning Microsoft Azure Business Continuity

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Planning Microsoft Azure Business Continuity

Authors: Anthony Nocentino, Daniel Krzyczkowski, Jean Francois Landry, Pinal Dave

Availability and continuity are important parts of any computing solution, and your Microsoft Azure solutions are no exception. In this path, you’ll learn about the features and... Read more

What you will learn

  • How to plan for site recovery and disaster recovery
  • How to design for high availability
  • How to plan for data archival

Pre-requisites

This path is intended for intermediate learners, and prior knowledge of virtual machines, cloud computing fundamentals, and solution architecture is required

Beginner

The courses in this section will teach you the fundamentals for business continuity, including site recovery and disaster recovery.

Designing a Site Recovery Strategy on Microsoft Azure

by Anthony Nocentino

Apr 22, 2020 / 2h 9m

2h 9m

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Description

Utilizing the Microsoft Azure platform is key to having efficient business continuity strategies by designing and deploying Azure Site Recovery. In this course, Designing a Site Recovery Strategy on Microsoft Azure, you'll learn how to design and implement a Site Recovery solution using the Microsoft Azure platform. First, you'll explore some common replication scenarios and how to determine storage, networking, and capacity planning requirements. Next, you'll discover how to enable replication for physical and virtual machines. Finally, you'll delve into performing failover and failback operations to enable business continuity. By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to efficiently design and implement your own Site Recovery and business continuity strategy utilizing the Microsoft Azure platform.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Defining Site Recovery Goals
  3. Designing and Implementing Site Recovery Infrastructure
  4. Identifying Site Recovery Resource
  5. Designing Site Failover Strategy

Designing a Disaster Recovery Strategy on Microsoft Azure

by Daniel Krzyczkowski

Jan 24, 2020 / 1h 8m

1h 8m

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Azure cloud provides great features for implementing a disaster recovery strategy. In this course, Designing a Disaster Recovery Strategy on Microsoft Azure, you will learn how to implement resilient and high available solutions on the Microsoft Azure cloud. First, you will understand the RTO, RPO, and RLO concepts. Next, you will discover disaster recovery concepts for the popular Azure PaaS services like Azure App Service or Cosmos DB. Then, you will explore concepts for replicating data stored in the popular Azure PaaS data stores: Cosmos DB, Azure SQL, and Storage Account with geo-replication. Finally, you will explore how to use Azure Traffic Manager and Azure Front Door Services to implement high availability. By the end of this course, you will have a clear overview of how to design and implement disaster recovery for applications on the Microsoft Azure cloud, implement resilient and high available solutions, and configure Microsoft Azure services to support regional failover.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Determining Recovery Requirements
  3. Working with Data Backup in Azure
  4. Designing a Geo-replication Strategy

Intermediate

These intermediate courses will take you through some of the more intricate elements within availability, including designing for high availability.

Designing for High Availability on Microsoft Azure

by Jean Francois Landry

Jun 22, 2020 / 1h 53m

1h 53m

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Description

High availability is always of great concern for any IT administrator, whether it is on-premises or using cloud services. In this course, Designing for High Availability on Microsoft Azure, you will learn foundational knowledge of high availability using different services in Azure. First, you will discover the Azure global infrastructure. Next, you will learn how Azure storage replication works. Finally, you will explore resiliency within the Azure App Service. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure Cloud services needed to provide high availability to your organization.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Designing for Azure High Availability
  3. Designing for Azure Autoscale
  4. Designing for Storage High Availability
  5. Designing for Network Redundancy
  6. Designing for Application Redundancy

Advanced

In this section, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the more complicated areas in business continuity, including designing for data archival.

Designing a Data Archiving Strategy on Microsoft Azure

by Pinal Dave

Jan 31, 2020 / 1h 19m

1h 19m

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If you need to design and implement a data archiving solution using the Microsoft Azure platform, it is important to have a basic understanding of core concepts. In this course, Designing a Data Archiving Strategy on Microsoft Azure, you will learn about common business and legal requirements for data archiving and how to use available tools and services. First, you will learn about the use cases for data archiving and enabling enterprise compliance. Next, you will explore transferring data to Azure storage, and learn more about Azure tiered storage. Finally, you will discover Azure storage pricing considerations, and look at creating lifecycle policies for Azure blob storage. By the end of this course, you will start designing your own data archiving strategy with Microsoft Azure and also learn how you can do that in the Azure portal.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Understanding Requirements for Data Archiving
  3. Designing a Data Archiving Solution
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