Azure Enterprise Infrastructure Workshop 5-Part Series

Congratulations, you are now operating a Public/Hybrid cloud infrastructure. Now it is time to take it to the next level by leveraging Azure’s administrative controls and optimizing your cloud investment.

We have created a 5-part workshop series to help you do just that. Each part is designed to be standalone, however, attending all parts provide learning continuity towards attaining advanced administrative skills on Azure.

Audience

This is a Level 300 workshop meant for an audience who are familiar with cloud computing concepts and have a working understanding of Azure.

This workshop series is not designed for beginners or those interested in evaluating Microsoft Azure Cloud services. However, we do have a series of webinars addressing the fundamentals of cloud computing and Microsoft Azure. It is highly recommended if you are interested in proper cloud fundamental knowledge.

Requirements

  • A laptop running Windows 8.1 and higher with any of the following Internet browsers
    • Microsoft Edge (latest version)
    • Internet Explorer 11
    • Chrome (latest version)
    • Firefox (latest version)
  • Access to an Azure Subscription, paid or Free Trial. Please have a subscription ready prior to attending the webinar.

Part 1 – Enterprise-Ready Cloud

This part focuses on Azure subscription management. Enterprises need to have proper controls in the way resources are implemented and the subscriptions they are associated with.
Who can create? What are they able to create? What are the resource restrictions/limitations? Where (which region) can they create it? How do I stay compliant with industry requirements? You will answer these questions through advanced tooling such as Azure Management Groups, Azure Policies, Azure Blueprints, among others.

Enterprise-Ready Cloud Workshop Outline

Part 2 – Azure Resource Manager

Azure Resource Manager is the deployment and management service for Azure. It provides a management layer that enables you to create, update, and delete resources in your Azure account. Understanding how this layer works and its management tools will allow you to design, deploy, automate, and manage complex cloud infrastructures efficiently.

Azure Resource Manager Workshop Outline

Part 3 – Building a Resilient IaaS Architecture


Business Continuity is essential to any Enterprise and has many facets. This part focuses on architecture resiliency. As much as Cloud providers like Microsoft operate highly available datacentres, unplanned and planned downtime are going to affect operations. Therefore, many Azure Services come with a Service-Level Agreement (SLA). Some of these SLAs require you to comply with certain cloud design requirements. Understanding how this is managed and designing your IaaS architecture with the necessary controls allows for a highly resilient solution.

Building a Resilient IaaS Architecture Workshop Outline

Part 4 – Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR)


Business Continuity is essential to any Enterprise and has many facets. This part focuses on Disaster Recovery (DR). We’ll be looking at Azure Backup and Site Recovery services to manage your on-premises datacentre DR whether it’s backing up workloads to Azure or using Azure as your disaster recovery site. We will be looking at Azure Site Recovery services to migrate on-premises workloads to Azure. We will be looking at designing failover for Azure IaaS and PaaS workloads.

BCDR Workshop Outline

Part 5 – Optimized Architecture


Are you over-paying for your Azure Services? Many customers move to Azure by first migrating their on-premises workloads to IaaS instances and continue to operate them as such. The next phase should be leveraging on PaaS solutions to further reduce consumption and achieve cost savings. You can then take it a step further by designing multi-region solutions. Understanding service pricing and being able to estimate costs on Azure and comparing them with on-premises operational costs will allow you to make calculated business decisions. Interested in the cloud, but aren’t quite sure what it can do for you? This is the place to start.

Optimized Architecture Workshop Outline