Cloud Computing

W06 Setting Up Your First VM, and Maybe Your Data Center, In Azure


9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Intermediate

Eric Boyd

Eric D. Boyd

Founder and CEO


Azure's Infrastructure Services make massive datacenters accessible to anyone with a credit card. These servers can be useful when you're developing and testing the software you build. They also make it easy to offload backend application servers and services from your development workstation. You can simulate more realistic environments setting up application servers like Active Directory, IIS and SQL Server. And when you want a sandbox to test new software, you can use Azure. And many organizations are augmenting their existing data centers with Azure, and some are even migrating their entire data centers to Azure.

In this session, you'll walk through setting up your first Virtual Machine in Azure. You'll deploy applications and databases to a Virtual Machine, and debug code as simply as if you were running the application on our own workstation. Next, you'll take control of the network including the public and private addresses, DHCP, DNS, and completely secure the communication using a VPN tunnel. Lastly, you'll take a look at architectural patterns that will impact security, performance and availability and automation strategies to simplify deployment and management.

You will learn:

  • All about Azure Infrastructure Services
  • How to setup networks and servers in Azure
  • How to architect infrastructure for availability and performance