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Description

This course will provide you with a foundational understanding of the different ways you can load balance traffic in Microsoft Azure. It includes guided walk-throughs from the Azure platform to give you a practical understanding of how to implement load balancing in your Azure environments.

We start by introducing the different types of load balancers, their components, and their use cases. You'll learn how to deploy a load balancer on Azure. Then we'll dive into Application Gateway and you'll learn about its features and components.
You'll also learn about Azure Front Door and how to create a Front Door instance.

We'll also take a look at Web Application Firewall, when it's used, and how to use it in conjunction with Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, and Azure CDN. Finally, you'll learn about Traffic Manager, how it works, and when to use it, as well as how to create a Traffic Manager profile.

Learning Objectives

  • Get a solid understanding of load balancing on Azure
  • Deploy a load balancer
  • Understand the features and components of Application Gateway and how to deploy it
  • Learn about Azure Front Door and how to create a Front Door instance
  • Learn about Web Application Firewall and how to deploy it on Application Gateway
  • Learn how to use Traffic Manager and how to create a Traffic Manager profile

Intended Audience

This course is intended for those who wish to learn about the different ways of performing load balancing in Azure.

Prerequisites

To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of the Azure platform.

Transcript

Congratulations! You’ve come to the end of Load Balancing with Azure. Let’s review what you’ve learned.

We started things off with load balancers, where you were introduced to the different types of load balancers, their components, and their use cases. You even got to see a demonstration that showed you how to deploy a load balancer using the Azure portal.

After covering load balancers, we dove into Application Gateway. You learned what it is, what its features are, and what components comprise it.

We then worked through the deployment of an Application Gateway.

Next, we took a look at Azure Front Door, where you learned what the Azure Front Door service is and how to create a front door instance.

We then dove into Web Application Firewall. You learned what it is and when to use it. You also learned about using it with Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, and with Azure CDN. We wrapped up the section with a deployment of Web Application Firewall on Application Gateway.

After covering Web Application Firewall, we wrapped up with Traffic Manager, which is essentially a DNS-type load balancer. You learned what Traffic Manager is, how it works, and when to use it. You also got to see a demonstration of how to create a Traffic Manager profile.

At this point, you should have a good understanding of how to load balance with Microsoft Azure.

To learn more about load balancing with Azure, you can, and should, read Microsoft’s published documentation. You should also keep an eye out for new courses on Cloud Academy because we’re always publishing new ones. 

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.