You will get the most out of this course if you have some basic knowledge of cloud computing and Azure fundamentals. This course does not cover how to create an account or storage or networking topics. The course does cover compute topics in detail from the beginner level.
- [Instructor] This course covers all aspects of Azure Compute, focusing on strategy from an architect's perspective. Before you embark on this course, there are a few things you should know. I need to start with perhaps an obvious but important disclaimer. All pricing mentioned is accurate at the time of recording, but things change rapidly in cloud computing. I recommend that you check the most recent prices before making important decisions and use Azure's pricing calculator, which should always be up-to-date. If you have no idea what Microsoft Azure is or the benefits of the cloud, this might not be the best place for you to start. LinkedIn Learning has several good introductory courses on Azure that might be a better place if you don't have some basic foundation. This course does not cover the absolute basics of Azure such as creating an account or choosing the best subscription plan for you. This course makes the assumption that you have logged into the Azure portal before and have some experience creating resources of various types. Although we cover Azure Compute topics in great detail from a high level down, we won't be examining any of the other cloud services such as Azure Storage, resource groups, virtual networks, or even relational or no SQL databases. Finally, although this course covers Azure Compute from the architect's perspective, we won't be covering the other architecture topics such as more generic principles of software design, tips for coding applications for the cloud or what the average airspeed velocity of a laden swallow is. Thanks for singing up for this course on designing an Azure Compute strategy. The next section covers the high level overview of Azure Compute.
- Azure compute options
- Regions and availability zones
- Advantages of cloud computing
- Azure virtual machines
- Virtual machine scale sets
- Functions and logic apps
- Reserved instances and hybrid option
- Dev/Test licensing
- High-performance compute