Tag Archives: azure

Your 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions Exam Study Tracker

70-532

Here is the latest study tracker! There are four major sections – if you are not seeing them all below – be sure to click the READ MORE option. Enjoy your studies!

Section 1: Create and Manage Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines (20-25%)

  • Deploy workloads on Azure Resource Manager (ARM) virtual machines (VMs)
    • Identify workloads that can and cannot be deployed; run workloads including Microsoft and Linux; create and provision VMs including custom VM images; deploy workloads using Ansible and Terraform; leverage Azure Reserved Instances (RIs)
  • Perform configuration management
    • Automate configuration management by using PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) or VM Agent (custom script extensions); enable remote debugging; implement VM template variables to configure VMs
  • Scale ARM VMs
    • Scale up and scale down VM sizes; implement Accelerated Networking; deploy ARM VM Scale Sets (VMSS); configure ARM VMSS auto-scale
  • Design and implement ARM VM storage
    • Configure disk caching; plan for storage capacity; configure shared storage; configure geo-replication; implement ARM VMs with Standard and Premium Storage; implement Azure Disk Encryption for Windows and Linux ARM VMs; implement Azure Disk Storage; implement StorSimple
  • Monitor ARM VMs
    • Configure ARM VM monitoring; configure alerts; configure diagnostic and monitoring storage location; enable Application Insights at runtime; Monitor VM workloads by using Azure Application Insights; monitor VMs using Azure OMS Log Analytics; monitor Linux and Windows VMs by using the Azure Diagnostics Extension; monitor VMs by using Azure Monitor
  • Manage ARM VM availability
    • Configure multiple ARM VMs in an availability set for redundancy; configure each application tier into separate availability sets; combine the Load Balancer with availability sets; perform automated VM maintenance; use availability zones to protect from datacenter failures
  • Design and Implement DevTest Labs
    • Create and manage custom images and formulas; configure a lab to include policies and procedures; configure cost management; secure access to labs; use environments in a lab; claim and un-claim VMs; use artifacts to deploy and set up applications

Continue reading Your 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions Exam Study Tracker

Microsoft (Azure) Gaining Market Share in Cloud

Azure

The numbers are crunched from last quarter in the IT Cloud category. Enjoy these amazing facts:

  • AWS, Google, Microsoft, and IBM are all continuing to grow market share
  • $11 billion was made last quarter
  • Cloud revenue is on pass to surpass $200 billion by 2020
  • Microsoft Azure, with 11 percent of the total public cloud market, showed the largest growth in market share, with a 3 percent gain over the last four quarters
  • Quarterly cloud infrastructure service revenues are at nearly $11 billion and continue a growth rate of over 40 percent per year
  • Worldwide revenues from cloud and SaaS remain on track to surpass $200 billion by 2020
  • Microsoft Azure, with 11 percent of the total public cloud market, showed the largest growth in market share, with a 3 percent gain over the last four quarters
  • AWS, which commands 34 percent of the total market, and Google, with a 5 percent share, both saw their share grow by a single percent
  • IBM experienced no growth in its total share, but held steady at 8 percent, three points ahead of Google
  • The next 10 top-ranked cloud providers collectively saw their market share drop by 1 percent, with Alibaba and Oracle achieving the highest growth rates in that group
  • All other players in the cloud infrastructure market saw an overall drop in share of 5 percent as a group, a continuation of recent trends