AzureFunBytes is a weekly opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals and foundations that make up Azure. It’s a chance for me to understand more about what people across the Azure organization do and how they do it. Every week we get together at 11 AM Pacific on Microsoft LearnTV and learn more about Azure.
Thomas Mauer is well known in circles that focus on IT Operations, Hybrid, and Windows. I was quite lucky to get him to come on AzureFunBytes to discuss what Hybrid Cloud is and how to integrate it. In this short you’ll get a brief introduction along with a demonstration right from the Azure portal.
You can watch the full episode by going to the show notes blog here.
A hybrid cloud is a type of cloud computing that combines on-premises infrastructure—or a private cloud—with a public cloud. Hybrid clouds allow data and apps to move between the two environments. Companies across the planet are making a decision to integrate their on-prem solutions with cloud services such as Azure. Rather than have the datacenter be the end of where a solution lives, companies can integrate their network, configure VPNs, and use the various services with Azure to help extend their infrastructure.
Microsoft uses BGP, an industry-standard dynamic routing protocol, to exchange routes between your on-premises network, your instances in Azure, and Microsoft public addresses. We establish multiple BGP sessions with your network for different traffic profiles. More details can be found in the ExpressRoute circuit and routing domains article.
A multi-cloud strategy focuses on being able to leverage resources across major public clouds in order to maintain reliability of IT solutions. You might have Infrastructure as a Service Virtual Machines deployed on one of the major clouds but want to integrate your Cosmos DB Cassandra database, you can get the most out your different public cloud services and integrate them together. Disaster recovery is another use case that many find multi-cloud fits for them. Creating a replicated passive version of your IT infrastructure that you can fail over to in the case of an outage or larger failure helps improve reliability to your applications and reduces your potential for downtime.
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Microsoft Learn: Introduction to Azure fundamentals
Microsoft Learn: Introduction to Azure hybrid cloud services
Hybrid and multicloud solutions
What is ExpressRoute?
Customers are using Azure Stack to unlock new hybrid cloud innovation
Custom Data Sovereignty & Data Gravity Requirements
What is Azure Private Link?
Connect an on-premises network to Azure
Azure Arc overview
Azure Arc documentation
What is Azure Arc enabled servers?
Azure Arc–enabled data services
Connect hybrid machines to Azure from Windows Admin Center
Connect hybrid machines to Azure from the Azure portal
What is Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes?
Use tags to organize your Azure resources and management hierarchy
ITOps Talk Blog: How to add a server to Azure Arc
Azure Arc Jumpstart
Azure Architecture Center Hybrid Solutions