Knowledge check


Consider the following scenario. Then choose the best response for each question that follows, and select Check your answers.

Before they migrate their existing e-commerce system from their datacenter to production environments on Azure, the Tailwind Traders team wants to first set up environments for development and testing.

Here's a diagram that shows the basic compute, database, and networking components found in each environment:

A diagram of the development and test environments. Each environment contains virtual machines, a database, and a virtual network. The development environment includes three virtual machines. The test environment contains six virtual machines.

An e-commerce system might require a website, the products database, a payment system, and so on. Because developers can't always run the entire service from their local development environment, the Dev environment is the first place where everything the app needs comes together.

After the development team verifies changes to the Dev environment, they promote changes to the Test environment. The Test environment is where the testing team verifies new app features and also verifies that no regressions, or breaks to existing features, happen as new features are added.

The team will map each component in their existing infrastructure to the appropriate Azure service.

Check your knowledge


Which is the best first step the team should take to compare the cost of running these environments on Azure versus in their datacenter?


What's the best way to ensure that the development team doesn't provision too many virtual machines at the same time?


Which is the most efficient way for the testing team to save costs on virtual machines on weekends, when testers are not at work?


Resources in the Dev and Test environments are each paid for by different departments. What's the best way to categorize costs by department?