Azure – What are the options?
IaaS, PaaS & SaaS
IaaS – Virtual Servers in the Cloud.
Easiest/ Logical method of moving to the cloud is IaaS. Drag your on prem Virtual Machines in the cloud. Basically transferring your on prem virtual machines in to the Cloud (Azure).
In event of failure on prem option, to run in azure, or migrate to azure
Active Directory – Azure AD connect. In a Hybrid environment
PaaS – Azure App Service
Storage, back and recovery services
More advanced – AI – Audio to Text PaaS
Complete Software solution
What is the exam?
Exam : 70-533 Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions.
Expect 1-4 questions are PowerShell based
In theory, you will need another exam to qualify for the certification MCSE Cloud
Why move to Azure?
Cost saving option – Turning off services over night will massively save money IaaS.
Pay As You Go : Azure for your dev environment
Note : Geographic areas and some cost more to host and some have limited features.
West Europe would appear to be the best option for local businesses in Sunderland (UK).
But – Check features are available in a region.
Pricing Calculator / Estimator
Location to learn information https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/
DevOPS : How to deploy to Azure . https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/vsts/deploy-azure/
Market Place : Search for products available on Azure
Azure Services / Categories
Compute, Networking, Data and Storage, Web & Mobile, Other services include AD, automation, logging, monitoring
Visual studio or visual studio code (free option)
Resource templates. Json files
Log Analytics and ( Operations Management Suite )
Centralised location for gathering log information
Patch management view
Change management view
Thought : Could this be described as a new version of System Center, SCOM, WSUS, but a cloud version?
Resource Groups and RBAC
Setup Resource Groups & Tags
Setup Access Control (IAM) Roles (RBAC)
Basic PowerShell Commands
Networking and Providers
Location Providers – UK is London
AT&T NetBond, British Telecom, Colt, Equinix, InterCloud, Internet Solutions – Cloud Connect, Interxion, Jisc, Level 3 Communications, Megaport, MTN, NTT Communications, Orange, Tata Communications, Telecity Group, Telehouse – KDDI, Telenor, Verizon, Vodafone, Zayo Group+
Azure Virtual Networks
Choose the IP address spaces. Don’t use a subnet where you might duplicate your on prem servers.
Azure utilises some IPs .. So smallest subnet /29 subnet
Azure Load Balancer – Overview
Internal, Internet, Application Gateway, Traffic manager
SSL offload & WAF
PaaS DNS is quite limited or Create a VM hosting VMs for internal DNS / Domain Controller.
Deploy to azure ( for speed, test it out at your own risk )
(My thoughts and opinions, are my own @stephenhackers)