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Azure Cloud Concepts


Bookmarks High Availability Fault Tolerance Disaster Recovery Scalability Elasticity Agility Validate Your Knowledge Azure Cloud Concepts Cheat Sheet Terminologies of the cloud: High Availability, Fault Tolerance, Disaster Recovery, Scalability, Elasticity, and Agility High Availability If hardware fails, you can get a new, exact copy of it in very little time Use clusters (a group of virtual machines) to ensure high availability Fault Tolerance Fault tolerance is part of the resilience of cloud computing Zero Down-Time -  if one component fails, a backup component takes its place Disaster Recovery Plan to [...]

Azure Cloud Concepts2023-03-03T09:23:29+00:00

Azure CapEx vs. OpEx


Capital Expenditure (CapEx) Upfront cost on physical infrastructure You need to plan your expenses at the start of a project or budget period. CapEx computing costs: Server costs - server clustering, redundant power supplies, and uninterruptible power supplies. Storage costs - centralized storage and fault-tolerant storage for critical applications. Network costs - cabling, switches, access points, routers, wide area networks, and Internet connections. Backup and archive costs - backup maintenance and consumables like tapes. Organization continuity and disaster recovery costs - recover from a disaster and continue operating using backup generators. Datacenter infrastructure costs - costs for construction and building [...]

Azure CapEx vs. OpEx2023-03-25T12:36:41+00:00

Azure Global Infrastructure


Azure Global Infrastructure Cheat Sheet Regions Each region has more than one data center, which is a physical location. A group of data centers deployed in a latency-defined perimeter and connected through a dedicated regional low latency network. Criteria in choosing a Region: Location - a region closest to your users minimizes the latency Features - some features are not available in all regions Price - the price of services vary from region to region Each Region is paired within the same geographic area If the primary region has an outage, you can failover to the secondary region You can [...]

Azure Global Infrastructure2023-03-20T02:55:26+00:00

Azure User Tools


Azure User Tools Cheat Sheet Manage your Azure resources through; Portal, CLI, Powershell, and Cloudshell Azure Portal Create, manage, and monitor all resources in one console, from simple web applications to complex cloud applications. Portal Features: Personalize - create your own dashboards, layouts, workflows, and colors Access Control - fine-grained access control to all your resources Cost Management - keep track of current and projected costs Multi-Platform - available through web and mobile devices Marketplace - an online store that consists of thousands of built-in product offerings such as: Virtual machine images Managed applications Software-as-a-service solutions Consulting and managed services [...]

Azure User Tools2023-03-20T05:22:37+00:00

Azure Cloud Architecture Models


Cloud computing is the delivery of services over the Internet that helps you reduce your operating costs, run your infrastructure efficiently, and scale as business requirements change. Benefits of cloud computing: Cost - eliminates capital expense. Global scale - ability to scale elastically. Performance - computing hardware is always upgraded to the latest generation. Security - data stored in the cloud has a broad set of policies, technologies, and controls. Speed - computing resources can be provisioned in minutes. Productivity - enables the customer to focus on business requirements instead of setting up on-site datacenters. Reliability - availability of your [...]

Azure Cloud Architecture Models2023-03-25T14:56:44+00:00

Azure Cloud Service Models


Bookmarks Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) Platform as a service (PaaS) Software as a service (SaaS) Serverless Computing Validate Your Knowledge Azure Cloud Service Models Cheat Sheet The three cloud computing service models are IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS. You can also use serverless computing to eliminate the need to manage infrastructure. The shared responsibility model determines the security tasks that are handled by the cloud provider and handled by the customer. Azure is responsible for protecting the infrastructure such as hosts, network, and data center. The customer is responsible for protecting their [...]

Azure Cloud Service Models2023-03-01T03:41:44+00:00

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