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What workloads are ideal for VMs?

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Azure Resource Manager Virtual Machines

Virtual Machines are a very foundational and fundamental resource in Cloud Computing. Deploying virtual machines gives you more flexibility and control over your cloud infrastructure and services, however, it also means you have more responsibility to maintain and configure these resources. This course gives you an overview of why use virtual machines as well as how to create, configure, and monitor VMs in Azure Resource Manager.

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Workloads define the type of work your Virtual Machine instances will perform. Microsoft supports many VM workloads much like on-premises servers. These include workloads such as Microsoft BizTalk server, Microsoft Dynamics, SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange, System Center, and of course Windows Server itself to name a few. Windows Server 2003 (with a CSA) and later versions are supported for deployment in Microsoft Azure. However for versions that are earlier than Windows Server 2008 R2, there is no Azure Marketplace support, and customers must provide their own images. In fact, Microsoft does not support operating systems that are past their End of Support without a Custom Support Agreement (CSA).

Workloads also include non-Windows operating systems such as Linux. You may find many Azure-Endorsed Linux distributions such as RedHat, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, etc. Not to mention there are many 3rd-party appliances such as Checkpoint and Barracuda firewall images.

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Chris has over 15 years of experience working with top IT Enterprise businesses.  Having worked at Google helping to launch Gmail, YouTube, Maps and more and most recently at Microsoft working directly with Microsoft Azure for both Commercial and Public Sectors, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team in architecting complex solutions and advanced troubleshooting techniques.  He holds several Microsoft Certifications including Azure Certifications.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys movies, gaming, outdoor activities, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.