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Planning Microsoft Azure Business Continuity

Author: Mike Pfeiffer

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 Mike Pfeiffer

Sep 5, 2018 / 1h 57m

1h 57m

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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 Overview1m
  2. Defining Site Recovery Goals32m
  3. Designing Site Recovery Infrastructure31m
  4. Identifying Site Recovery Resources22m
  5. Designing Site Failover Strategy29m

Designing a Disaster Recovery Strategy on Microsoft Azure

by Mike Pfeiffer

Sep 12, 2018 / 1h 38m

1h 38m

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Developing a disaster recovery strategy is crucial in order to avoid any IT interruptions when building your own application on the Microsoft Azure platform. In this course, Designing a Disaster Recovery Strategy on Microsoft Azure, you'll learn about the design considerations that you should keep in mind when you're building applications in the cloud that can withstand unplanned failures. First, you'll explore common backup scenarios and how to determine disaster recovery requirements. Next, you'll discover how to design a recovery architecture. Finally, you'll learn how to enable geo-replication for Azure virtual machines and databases. By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to efficiently architect the right solutions by utilizing different design topologies for disaster recovery on Microsoft Azure.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Determining Recovery Requirements37m
  3. Data Strategies for Disaster Recovery27m
  4. Deployment Topologies for Disaster Recovery32m

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 Mike Pfeiffer

Oct 31, 2018 / 2h 15m

2h 15m

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The Microsoft Azure platform allows you to effectively design and implement fault tolerant, high availability solutions in the cloud. In this course, Designing for High Availability on Microsoft Azure, you'll learn about the design considerations to keep in mind when building applications in the cloud. First, you'll discover how to design high availability architectures using availability sets and availability zones. Next, you’ll dive into enabling high availability through Azure Autoscale, Azure Virtual Networking, load balancing, and for custom applications working with asynchronous messaging queues. Finally, you'll explore features and services for architecting highly available applications. By the end of this course, you'll have a deeper understanding of the patterns and best practices to design highly available applications in the cloud.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Designing for Azure High Availability28m
  3. Designing for Azure Autoscale26m
  4. Designing for Storage High Availability33m
  5. Designing for Network Redundancy31m
  6. Designing for Application Redundancy14m

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 Mike Pfeiffer

Dec 7, 2018 / 56m

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Microsoft Azure is an ideal platform to utilize if you're looking to effectively design and implement a data archiving solution. In this course, Designing a Data Archiving Strategy on Microsoft Azure, you'll explore the design considerations when planning to store data on the Azure platform for archival purposes. First, you'll learn about common business and legal requirements for data archiving. Next, you'll delve into the different storage tiers available in Azure. Finally, you'll discover how lifecycle policies can be used to move data between different storage tiers. By the end of this course, you'll know how to efficiently use the available tools and services in Azure to successfully design and implement the right data archiving solution to meet your requirements.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Understanding Requirements for Data Archiving26m
  3. Designing a Data Archiving Solution28m