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Using Azure for Disaster Recovery Quick Start


Intro Video

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Anthony James

Training Architect







Hands-on Labs


Course Details

We all recognize that the cloud brings unique benefits to the table, and this course is designed on showing how one of those major benefits, even to those organizations not willing to make a full transition to the cloud: how Microsoft Azure can be used as a viable solution for Disaster Recovery for on-premises environments.

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About the Course


Lesson Description:

Welcome to the Using Azure for Disaster Recovery Quick Start! This video lesson is a quick introduction to what we are trying to accomplish with this course.

About the Author


Lesson Description:

Meet the Training Architect for this course! You can contact me via the following methods: LinkedIn email Or join the Community Slack and search for the #security channel.

Getting Started

Introduction to Disaster Recovery


Lesson Description:

Understanding the key concepts of Disaster Recovery (DR) is vitally important to the rest of this course. Let's walk through some of those concepts in this video!

Introduction to Azure Storage


Lesson Description:

Understanding how Azure classifies storage is equally important to building out our disaster recovery plan. In this video lesson, we take a quick look at some of the storage options available to us.

Using Azure's Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

About Microsoft Azure Recovery Service


Lesson Description:

Let's dive in and discuss Azure's Recovery Service. In this video lesson, we discuss what makes Azure such an appealing option for disaster recovery for those wanting to save costs without sacrificing functionality. We also cover some of the options available to us and some of the nuances associated with using those options.

Considerations for Restoration After Disaster Has Struck


Lesson Description:

Oftentimes when we think of disaster recovery, we think of failing over to our secondary location while failing back to our primary processing site is just an afterthought. This video lesson gives some advice towards reconstitution after the disaster has passed. To access NIST Special Publication 800-34 mentioned in the lesson, click here. For the guide to setting up Azure Site Recovery, click here.

Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.


Hands-on Labs are real live environments that put you in a real scenario to practice what you have learned without any other extra charge or account to manage.

Backup and Restore VM Data using Azure Backup Instant Restore


Wrapping Up



Lesson Description:

Let's wrap the course up and put a nice pretty little bow on it. Here we rehash the concepts we introduced and tie them all together. Hope you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you in the next one!

What's Next?


Lesson Description:

This video sharea some of the recommended next courses, whether in pursuit of Azure or the Security learning paths.

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