Planning Microsoft Azure Infrastructure

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Planning Microsoft Azure Infrastructure

Author: John Savill

Infrastructure, comprised of Compute, Storage, and Networking, is the basis for all Microsoft Azure solutions. In this path, you’ll develop the skills to design infrastructure for... Read more

What will you learn

  • How to design compute, storage, and networking strategies
  • How to design infrastructure monitoring strategies

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 Azure infrastructure design, focusing on storage and compute.

Design a Storage Strategy for Microsoft Azure

by John Savill

Nov 12, 2019 / 3h 38m

3h 38m

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Description

There are so many storage options in Azure that it can be hard to know which is the right one to use and how to use it the right way. In this course, Design a Storage Strategy for Microsoft Azure, you will gain the ability to pick and utilize the most applicable storage service in Azure based on your requirements. First, you will learn about storage accounts and their key capabilities. Next, you will discover how storage can be utilized by Azure IaaS VMs. Finally, you will explore how to use the database options available in Azure. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure Storage needed to utilize the right Azure storage solution for your project.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction to Azure Storage
  3. Capabilities of Storage Types
  4. Using Azure Storage Services
  5. Azure IaaS VM Types of Storage
  6. Managing Azure Storage
  7. Database Services in Azure

Design a Compute Strategy for Microsoft Azure

by John Savill

Nov 19, 2019 / 4h 14m

4h 14m

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Architecting solutions in the cloud can be intimidating as there are so many compute options. In this course, Design a Compute Strategy for Microsoft Azure, you will gain the ability to identify the optimal compute solution for varying requirements, ensure performance and resiliency for the solution, and understand how different compute options can work together. First, you will learn the VM capabilities of Azure and how to scale. Next, you will discover the container-based services available in Azure, including their orchestration. Finally, you will explore how to leverage the most commonly used Platform as a Service compute options available in Azure. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure compute services needed to fully architect an Azure-based solution.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Azure Core Concepts
  3. Using Azure Resource Manager
  4. Azure IaaS Compute Fundamentals
  5. Containers and Azure Container Service
  6. Designing Compute Solutions for PaaS
  7. Azure Service Architecture Case Study Review

Intermediate

These intermediate courses will take you through some of the more intricate elements of Azure infrastructure design, focusing on networking.

Design a Networking Strategy for Microsoft Azure

by John Savill

Nov 18, 2019 / 3h 7m

3h 7m

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Architecting network solutions in the cloud is a huge challenge for architects and network administrators. In this course, Design a Networking Strategy for Microsoft Azure, you will gain the ability to identify the optimal cloud networking solutions, ensure security and resiliency for networking and their dependent services, and integrate with external networks to enable a hybrid cloud environment. First, you will learn the capabilities of Azure Virtual Networks and how to utilize them. Next, you will discover how to add resiliency services through load balancing technologies. Finally, you will explore how to integrate Azure services with on-premises services using a number of different networking connectivity solutions. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure networking needed to fully leverage Azure services and integrate with other networks.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Common Solutions
  3. Designing and Securing Virtual Networks
  4. Designing Load Balancing Solutions
  5. Designing Traffic Routing Solutions
  6. Designing Connectivity Solutions
  7. Selecting Network Monitoring Options
  8. Azure Service Architecture Case Study Review

Advanced

In this section, you’ll get the opportunity to explore the more complicated areas in Azure infrastructure design, focusing on infrastructure monitoring.

Design a Monitoring Strategy for Infrastructure in Microsoft Azure

by John Savill

Apr 15, 2019 / 1h 59m

1h 59m

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Knowing how to monitor cloud-based services can be very challenging and normal monitoring tools used on-premises may not work. In this course, Design a Monitoring Strategy for Infrastructure in Microsoft Azure, you will learn foundational knowledge of monitoring capabilities and solutions in Azure. First, you will learn about Azure Monitor to provide foundational insight. Next, you will discover Application Insights to bring knowledge about custom enterprise line of business applications. Finally, you will explore how to bring different monitoring sources together and apply advanced analytics and management solutions using Log Analytics to provide deeper insight and diagnostics abilities. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to effectively monitor Azure and hybrid solutions using Azure-based monitoring solutions.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Monitoring Fundamentals
  3. Using Azure Monitor
  4. Monitoring Workloads with Application Insights
  5. Using Log Analytics