As a developer, we often spend time in using our favourite developer tools, design patterns, deployment practices and we also brag about DevOps. When it comes to developing for cloud, knowing development practices isn't sufficient. For green-field projects, we can definitely adopt PaaS model and leverage the best of the cloud world. However, when we want to leverage cloud for existing applications (with less or negligible code changes), having knowledge of IaaS is essential.
Three fundamental courses on MVA are key to understanding and exploring IaaS
- Fundamentals of IaaS
As the name suggests, take a dig on managing server on Azure and some of the management practices
- Network Storage and Disaster Recovery
Explore hybrid connectivity to your data center to simplify your data migration
- Embracing Open Source Technologies on Azure
Explore tools like Chef and Puppet and how they can be used to automate several tasks
These courses provide an excellent insight to how infrastructure can be best managed on Azure!