Load Balancing with Azure

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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

Hi there, and welcome to Load Balancing with Azure. My name is Thomas Mitchell and I’ll be taking you through this course.

I’m an Azure instructor at cloud Academy and I have over 25 years of IT experience, several of those with cloud technologies. If you have any questions about this course, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn, or send an email to support@cloudacademy.com.

This course is intended for those who wish to learn about different ways that you can perform load balancing in Azure. 

We’re going to start things off with load balancers, where you'll be introduced to the different types of load balancers, their components, and their use cases. You'll even get to see a demonstration that shows you how to deploy a load balancer using the Azure portal.

After covering load balancers, we'll dive into Application Gateway. You'll learn what it is, what its features are, and what components comprise it. We'll then work through the deployment of an Application Gateway.

Next, we'll take a look at Azure Front Door. You'll learn what it is and how to create a front door instance.

Down the home stretch, we'll take a look at Web Application Firewall. You'll learn what it is and when to use it. You'll learn about using it with Application Gateway, Azure Front Door, and with Azure CDN. We'll wrap up the section with a deployment of Web Application Firewall on Application Gateway.

After covering Web Application Firewall, we'll wrap things up with Traffic Manager, which is essentially a DNS-type load balancer. You'll learn what it is, how it works, and when to use it. You'll also get to see a demonstration that shows you how to create a Traffic Manager profile.

After finishing this course, you'll come away with a foundational understanding of the different ways you can load balance traffic in Microsoft Azure.

We’d love to get your feedback on this course, so please give it a rating when you’re finished. 

If you’re ready to learn about load balancing with Azure, let’s get started!

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Thomas Mitchell
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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.