Implement and Manage Storage - Course Two of AZ-103 Exam Preparation
Lecture
Adnan Cartwright
Intermediate
2 h 39 m
2019-02-17
Lecture Overview
This course teaches IT Professionals how to implement Azure storage solutions for a variety of scenarios. Students learn about the different storage accounts and services as well as basic data replication concepts and available replication schemes. Students are also introduced to Storage Explorer as a convenient way to work with Azure storage data. Students also learn the types of storage and how to work with managed and custom disks. Azure blob storage is how Azure stores unstructured data in the cloud, and students learn how to work with blobs and blob containers. They also learn how to use Azure Files to work with file shares that are accessed via the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. In addition to blob storage, this course covers Table and Queue storage as storage options for structured data. Students then learn how to secure and manage storage using Shared Access Signatures (SAS) and Azure Backup using Recovery Services Vault. Next, students learn how to use Azure File Sync to centralize an organization’s file Shares in Azure Files. Content Delivery Network (CDN) is used to store cached content on a distributed network of servers that are close to end-users. Students learn how to optimize content delivery with Azure CDN as well as how to transfer large amounts of data using the Azure Import/Export service. Lastly, students learn how to monitor Azure storage by configuring metrics and alerts and using the Activity Log. Students learn how to analyze usage trends, trace requests, and diagnose issues with a storage account.

Related Learning Path(s):
AZ - 103 Microsoft Azure Administrator
Lecture Modules
In this introductory module, we will begin by covering the overview which includes what Azure Storage is. We will then turn to the options the Azure Storage account has by taking a detailed look into the different Storage account types and their design purposes. Finally, we will conclude with the different types of Storage Tiers and how they allow you to store your data within the service.
In this module, we will focus on various ways in how you can configure and manage secured access to your storage account in Azure. We will start by discussing Access Keys which are authorized shared keys you can issue to share access to your blob, table file and queue services.  We will then turn our focus to Shared Access Signatures and how to assign this policy-based token for access to your storage account in the two available settings. Finally, we will conclude this module by discussing the storage firewall and service endpoint which are one in the same as well as how they can block and allow specific traffic to and from your storage account in Azure. 
In this module, we will start the discussion around the blob containers within Azure storage. We’ll take a different approach and focus mainly on what the service containers are used for, how to secure access to them and how to combine them with different services within and outside of Azure storage. Next, we'll look at the different types of blobs, their use cases and which type of data is supported with each. We’ll then focus on the Azure CDN service and discuss how it allows access to your data with custom domains over secured communications. We'll dive into the topic of static website hosting, as it is a new feature of the GPv2 storage accounts. We will look at how this service can possibly replace static content currently hosted in web apps to reduce cost and complexity. The use of blob snapshots is our next topic within this module. We’ll discuss how this service allows VHD’s for your virtual machines, images and other data to be easily moved from source to target for many examples such as testing purposes and high availability, just to name a couple. Then, we will go into soft delete, how this service allows you to recover deleted blobs, and how Azure Files can be used as a file share between servers and trusted clients on a network. We will wrap up this module with the topic of migrating data. We will discuss how to migrate data to and from the Azure platform and within as well. 
Hello, and welcome to the Implementing to Azure Backup module! This course comes in two sections. First, we'll introduce the Azure Backup service, and we'll give an overview of what it does and how it works. Secondly, we'll examine how to protect and recover Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) virtual machines using Azure Backup.
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