Understanding the Difference Between Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS

Choosing a public cloud provider is a big decision. This course will teach you how the Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) clouds are similar and different.
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(31)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
January 3, 2017
Duration
6h 16m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(31)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
January 3, 2017
Duration
6h 16m
Description

Which public cloud service provider is best for your business? Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are the market leaders, but what differentiates one vendor from another? In this comprehensive course, Understanding the Difference Between Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS, you'll walk away being able to: discuss intelligently the similarities and differences between Azure and AWS, determine which cloud (or clouds) is/are best for your company's requirements, and save your company money by provisioning only those cloud services you actually need. The goal of this course is to help you surmount your initial learning curve with AWS/Azure terminology, place their services in context, and equip you with confidence to make an effective purchase decision. By the end this course, you'll have a clear picture as to how Azure and AWS are both similar to and different from one another. You'll be comfortable with all the requisite lingo and be able to participate meaningfully in cloud architecture discussions.

About the author
About the author

Timothy Warner is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud and Datacenter Management who is based in Nashville, TN.

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Transcript
Transcript

Hello and welcome to our course, Understand the Difference Between Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services! My name is Tim Warner, and I am a full-time trainer and technology evangelist with topwallpaper. I'm also your instructor for this course.

We designed this course to answer the question, "Which public cloud vendor, Microsoft or Amazon, is best for your business?" Of course that is a loaded question, and you may decide that both or neither vendor is a good fit.

Nevertheless, our goal is to help you overcome your learning curve with Azure and AWS terminology and to equip you with the wide-spectrum knowledge you need to make an effective implementation decision.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:
1. Putting the public cloud in context
2. Comparing Azure and AWS in several important use cases:
3. Platform as a Service
4. Infrastructure as a Service
5. Software as a Service
6. Hybrid cloud and identity
7. Storage
8. Database
9. Security
10. Availability and disaster recovery

By the end this course, you’ll have a clear picture as to how Azure and AWS are both similiar to and different from one another. You'll be comfortable with all the requisite lingo and be able to participate meaningfully in cloud architecture discussions.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with your company's business and technical requirements, and have a clear picture of the pain points that lead you to consider the public cloud. To follow along with my demos, you'll need an internet-connected PC or Mac, and a free trial subscription with Azure and AWS. Dont' worry--I walk you through all of those procedures in the training.

From here, you should feel more confident with the Azure and AWS public clouds. You should also be ready to proceed into deeper training on each platform in the topwallpaper library--there's plenty of quality content available.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey of cloud discovery in our Understand the Difference Between Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS course from topwallpaper.