Introduction

You're a small business owner with a great set of web-based services that your clients love. The one difficulty you face is some clients are experiencing a network lag accessing your services from distant locations. This problem used to be expensive to solve - requiring new data centers and costly networks to connect them. The emergence of cloud computing has made the solution easy.

Microsoft Azure provides a reliable, redundant, energy-efficient infrastructure that spans more than 100 highly secure facilities worldwide, linked by one of the largest networks on earth. Azure allows you to gain global reach with local presence, keep your data secure and compliant with local laws, and have a reduced carbon footprint with Microsoft's environment-friendly datacenters.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Explore the physical structure of Azure infrastructure
  • Understand the service level agreements provided by Azure
  • Learn how to provide service level agreements for your apps