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BannerFinal-1Azure has a built-in set of services and a broad partner ecosystem to help you optimize, secure and manage your workloads. During Azure Data Week, Robert Kuehfus, provided must see demo rich session that tours all the key technologies including monitoring, backup, disaster recovery, security and governance. 

There were many questions he was unable to answer during his session and we're happy to share them with you now. If you missed Robert's session or the entire week, you can still purchase access to the recordings by visiting azuredataweek.com.

Below is the Q&A from session attendees with many helpful links:

What is the difference between blueprints and ARM templates?

A: ARM Templates are used to automate the provisioning of Azure Resources. Commonly used as a major component of your IaC pipeline. Blueprints define the entire deployment using artifacts like ARM Templates, RBAC and policy. 

What is the link to explore all the features being shown in the session?

A: Blueprint Resources:

YouTube Video:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grt6uB9XxvU&feature=youtu.be&t=1544   (10mins video)

Documentation:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/blueprints/overview

Securing Azure reference:

http://aka.ms/myasis

Azure security best practices:

https://azure.microsoft.com/resources/security-best-practices-for-azure-solutions

Creating compliant workloads:

https://servicetrust.microsoft.com/ViewPage/BlueprintOverview

Getting started with Security Center:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security-center/security-center-get-started       

Azure Monitor Documentation:

https://aka.ms/MonitoringDocs

Resources, Tutorials & What’s New:

https://aka.ms/AzMonOverview

Query Language Course on Pluralsight:

https://aka.ms/KQLPluralsight

Can the update management service be used for on-prem VMs\servers as well?

A: Yes, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-update-management

 

Check out Robert's session and more by purchasing the Azure Data Week recordings for only $29!

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