Azure Options For Enterprise

Pros, Cons, & Use Cases

The Azure cloud platform is vast and it can be difficult to determine the best option given unique requirements. This video discusses six options within the wide world of Microsoft Azure including Virtual Machines (IaaS), App Services (PaaS), Function Apps (FaaS), AKS (KaaS), Logic Apps (?aaS), and Service Fabric (PaaS).

For each option, Keyhole Software Consultant Zach Gardner introduces the pros, cons, optimal use cases, and tips for success with each Azure approach based on his experience.

  • Recording

    This 40-minute video was recorded November 2019 at a Keyhole Software internal employee Lunch & Learn event.

Video Overview

Video Abstract

This video discusses six options within the wide world of Microsoft Azure including Virtual Machines (IaaS), App Services (PaaS), Function Apps (FaaS), AKS (KaaS), Logic Apps (?aaS), and Service Fabric (PaaS). For each option, Keyhole Software Consultant Zach Gardner introduces the pros, cons, optimal use cases, and tips for success with each Azure approach based on his experience.

The Azure cloud platform is vast and it can be difficult to determine the best option given unique requirements. As consultants, we must understand the options available and determine the best way to structure our applications to fit well for the clients that we work with. This video attempts to break down what possible approaches developers can use on the Azure Cloud Platform.

About The Presentation

Throughout the platform-agnostic presentation, we demonstrate six cloud offerings available through Azure suitable to our enterprise clients.

This presentation is technology agnostic and suitable for enterprise clients using Java, .NET, Node, and other various platforms.

Recording Details

This 40-minute video was recorded in November 2019 at a Keyhole Software internal employee Lunch & Learn event featuring Keyhole Consultant Zach Gardner. Copyright Keyhole Software, 2019. Music credit to https://www.bensound.com.

Topics and Timing

Introduction
  • Time 01:35 – Baseline For His Opinions & Application Understanding

  • Time 04:17 – General Azure Principles and Suggested Best Practices

Virtual Machines/VMs (IaaS)
  • Time 06:41 – Overview, Pros, Cons
App Services (PaaS)
  • Time 11:23 – Overview, Pros, Cons
Function Apps (FaaS)
  • Time 13:48 – Overview, Pros, Cons
16:39 – Importance of Infrastructure Scripts
Logic Apps (?aaS)
  • Time 21:37 – Overview, Pros, Cons
AKS – Azure Kubernetes Service (KaaS)
  • Time 23:09 – Overview, Pros, Cons
Service Fabric (PaaS)
  • Time 26:06 – Overview, Pros, Cons
Conclusion
  • Time 30:18 – Takeaways + Q&A

  • Time 32:58 – Azure Calculator

  • Time 34:06 – Alerts/App Insights

  • Time 36:00 – Azure DevOps Portal

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