Learn about the basics of Azure cloud networking.
- [Instructor] So let's talk about the Microsoft Azure Networking Services. So, if you're leveraging the Microsoft Cloud, these networking services are available to you. And you have to keep in mind that they are, unto themselves, not a network. So again, the warning is that you can't get your whole network out of the cloud. You can get aspects of it, such as DNS, domain name services, virtual private cloud, things like that. Load balancing. So, let's talk about what Microsoft has. So, first and foremost, the have a VPC.
So, your own private cloud on the Microsoft cloud. So the ability to take your cloud and leverage it in a very secure and virtual way into the Microsoft cloud environment. You can access storage and database services as if the cloud was a private cloud, but, again, it's hosted and residing at some data center, by the way, that you may not know where it is. However, from your point of view, you own the hardware and software and that hardware and software is dedicated directly to you because you have your own virtual private cloud. And the same thing with AWS. It is basically the same service that Microsoft provides that AWS provides as well.
Again, they provide a DNS or domain name service very much like AWS. And they have something called a web application firewall that you can use on demand, which is able to, basically, allocate firewalls directly to you out of their network. And the ability to do peering, which is unique to them, which provides virtual network peering, so we can peer networks between different clients as we need to. They have something called accelerated networking, which is accelerated networking for virtual machines. So, they'll provide you with a higher speed, higher bandwidth network, that you can use inter-cloud within the Microsoft environment.
Also, keep in mind that Azure Stack is coming, and so this is Microsoft's new private cloud. And this is going to change the game because AWS doesn't have a private cloud, nor does Google. And they're going to be able to pair your existing infrastructure that exists within your enterprise on a private and public cloud. So, let's look at our metrics again. Performance, really good. They're accelerating their network. The performance benchmarks I see for Microsoft seem to be really, really good, so far, on the cloud.
They have the management capabilities, and by the way, we did a whole course on cloud management, and you should take a look at that. And certainly Microsoft provides the basic capabilities you're looking for. They're reliable. They don't seem to have many outages, and if they do, they're cleaned up fairly quickly. And they're cost effective and typically they're probably more cost effective in many instances that Amazon web services, because Amazon web services is the leader in the market. And Microsoft is a distant second. So this is the way they kind of stack up.
- Learning about internal and external cloud network requirements
- Moving networking to the cloud
- Considering cloud network performance
- Troubleshooting a cloud network
- Learning about the basics of AWS, Azure, and Google cloud networking
- Picking your cloud networking solution
- Planning for your cloud network
- Testing your cloud network
- Operating your cloud network