Azure can really benefit your business by providing access to resources in the cloud and reducing costs at the same time.
Azure provides high availability, backup and SLAs for your cloud-based infrastructure.
- Cloud Computing
- Azure Benefits
- Software as a Service (SaaS)
- Platform as a Service (PaaS)
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
- Azure Products Overview
- SLA and Pricing
Azure can be managed through the Azure Management Portal or with Windows PowerShell.
PowerShell is the command-line tool to manage all your Windows servers and applications. Even when they are stored in Azure.
PowerShell can be used to connect to and manage your subscription.
- Azure Portal
- Managing Azure with PowerShell
- Azure Deployment Models: Classic versus Resource Manager
- Azure Storage
Virtual Networks in Azure allow you to setup communication between your VMs. Virtual Networks can be connected to one another through VNet peering or a VPN Gateway.
This VPN Gateway can also be used to connect to your on-prem network, using a site-to-site or point-to-site tunnel.
If you need dedicated bandwidth, you can choose for an ExpressRoute connection, giving your company a direct link to the Azure Datacenters.
- Virtual Network
- VNet Peering
- VPN Gateway
- Azure DNS
Azure Virtual Machines
With virtual machines you have access to a scalable computing infrastructure on demand when you quickly need to
create new environments to fulfill the growing needs of your organization.
Azure provides a set of predefined Windows and Linux operating systems in different configurations to get you started.
You can also upload your own VHDs and start from there.
- VM Overview
- VM Sizes
- VM Storage
- VM Networking
- VM Availability
- Create VMs
Azure Load Balancing
Microsoft Azure provides multiple services for managing how network traffic is distributed and load balanced.
You can use these services individually or combine their methods, depending on your needs, to build the optimal solution.
- Azure Load Balancer
- Application Gateway
- Web Application Firewall
- Traffic Manager
Azure Web Apps
With Azure Web Apps you can deploy and scale modern websites and web apps in seconds.
- App Services
- Scaling Web Apps
- Backup and Restore
- Configuration and Monitoring
- Adding a Custom Domain to your Web App
- Enabling HTTPS
Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database delivers Database-as-a-Service functionality, based on SQL Server and hosted in Microsoft Azure.
SQL Azure focuses on predictable performance, scalability, business continuity, data protection, zero administration, and familiar tools.
- SQL Database
- Business Continuity
- Managing Databases
- Connecting to SQL Azure
- Data Migration
Using PowerShell, many management tasks in Azure can be automated. The creation and configuration of Virtual Machines can be scripted and save you a lot of time.
Azure VMs contain an agent that can be called to simplify VM management operations. The VM agent can run custom scripts during VM provisioning and the PowerShell DSC extension can be used to install Windows features into your VMs.
Azure runbooks help you to perform common tasks and schedule these tasks to occur at specific time frames.
- Automation Overview
- Creating an Automation Account
- PowerShell Desired State Configuration
Azure Resource Manager Templates
ARM Templates are JSON files that define one or more resources to deploy to a resource group. The template can be used to deploy the resources consistently and repeatedly.
- Resource Manager Overview
- ARM Templates Overview and Syntax
- Authoring Templates
- Deploy Resources with Templates
Windows Azure helps IT Professionals to build a scalable infrastructure to their needs.
Azure Automation uses PowerShell to quickly deploy new VMs and configure these VMs as needed.
Resource Manager Templates help you to deploy your resources in Azure in a consistent manner.
This course is intended for IT professional technical specialists responsible for
implementing and maintaining the IT environment.