Cloud services have redefined the IT world. The major players in IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) have emerged as Amazon, Microsoft and Google.
These three cloud services share many features, but they also each possess their own strengths. Our course will cover the basic concepts you need to learn to have a frame of reference to build your knowledge of Azure.
In this course we will cover the basics of cloud services, the core components of the Azure flavor of cloud, and a few basic examples of how companies are using Azure today.
By the end of the course you will be able to name the core services offered by Azure, explain why companies commonly choose to use cloud services, and why companies specifically decide to use Azure.
If you find you don't quite understand something, that's okay. These skills take years to build, for now you only need to be familar with the sound of these new words and their basic concepts.
Congratulations on starting down a new path. These cloud services form the backbone of the way our information dependent world works. Even if your interest in the subject is passing you should find the knowledge gained here valuable. And it will give you insight into how much goes into giving users information on-demand.
Download the Interactive Diagram here: https://interactive.linuxacademy.com/diagrams/AzureConcepts.html
The Book of Basics can be found here - https://www.lucidchart.com/documents/view/8495a6bd-89d2-4a59-9b41-4b7a9e0e1922
In this lesson, we will talk about the course and how we are going to approach the material. We will briefly discuss the method and our material (interactive diagram) and how it is used throughout the course.
About the Training Architect
Meet the author of this course, Trey Hatch and learn about his background and experience, as well as a few interesting things about him!
A Conceptual Introduction to Microsoft Azure (Azure)
Azure & the Cloud
High Availability, Fault Tolerance, and Disaster Recovery
Overview In this video lesson, we'll go over several important cloud concepts and discuss the benefits and considerations of using cloud services. Specifically, we'll look at 3 areas in which cloud computing provides major advantages: High AvailabilityFault ToleranceDisaster Recovery Helpful Links Microsoft's List of the Main Advantages for Cloud Computing: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-cloud-computing/ Azure Regions: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/regions/ Azure Data Center: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/videos/inside-azure-datacenter-architecture-with-mark-russinovich/
Scalability and Elasticity
Overview In this video lesson, we'll go over several important cloud concepts and discuss the benefits and considerations of using cloud services. Specifically, we'll look at 2 areas in which cloud computing provides major advantages:ScalabilityElasticity Helpful Links Azure Regions: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/regions/ Azure Scalability: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/best-practices/auto-scaling
Overview In this video lesson, we'll go over an important cloud concept and discuss the benefits and considerations of using cloud services. Specifically, we'll look at how using the Azure cloud can enable your business to be more agile and respond more quickly to changes. Helpful Links Azure Regions: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/global-infrastructure/regions/ To see Microsoft's top list for why business should use Cloud Computing, see: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-cloud-computing/
Azure Core Concepts
Introduction to Core Azure Services
Understanding Active Directory
Active Directory The central vault for your user credentials, access control lists, and organization chart.
Understanding Virtual Networks
Understanding virtual networks is a key concept to an overall understanding of any cloud or virtual infrastructure. Using our diagram, we will take a look at virtual networking in Azure at a conceptual level in order to provide you with the foundational knowledge you will need. For more on Virtual Networks in Azure, see: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-networks-overview
Understanding Virtual Machines (VMs)
Virtual Machines are a fundamental concept of any infrastructure implementation, on premise or in cloud. Azure's virtual machines follow the fundamental virtualization concepts and we will talk about their implementation in relation to their services in this video.
Understanding Azure Storage
During any on premise or cloud implementation, storage is a fundamental component of your implementation. Within the Cloud (and Azure is no exception), understanding how storage works, is accessed, its performance and its backup availability is an important concept to gaining a firm grasp of your environment, its performance and stability. For more on Azure Storage, see: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-introduction
QUIZ: Azure Concepts
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