Describe the benefits of high availability and scalability in the cloud

High Availability

  • Focuses on ensuring maximum availability of resources

  • Azure provides high availability with uptime guarantees

  • Service-level agreements (SLAs) define availability guarantees


  • The major benefit of cloud computing

  • Refers to the ability to adjust resources to meet demand

  • Scaling can be vertical or horizontal

Vertical Scaling

  • Involves increasing or decreasing capabilities of resources

  • For example, adding or removing CPUs or RAM to a virtual machine

Horizontal Scaling

  • Involves adding or subtracting the number of resources

  • For example, adding or removing virtual machines or containers

Describe the benefits of reliability and predictability in the cloud


  • Reliability is the ability of a system to recover from failures and continue to function

  • The cloud's decentralized design enables reliable and resilient infrastructure

  • Resources can be deployed in regions around the world, increasing reliability

  • Cloud environments can automatically shift to different regions in case of failures


  • Predictability in the cloud provides confidence in moving forward

  • Performance predictability focuses on predicting resource needs for a positive customer experience

  • Autoscaling, load balancing, and high availability support performance predictability

  • Cost predictability focuses on forecasting the cost of cloud spend

  • Real-time resource monitoring, efficient resource usage, and data analytics help with cost predictability

Describe the benefits of security and governance in the cloud

Benefits of cloud features for governance and compliance:

  • Set templates to ensure deployed resources meet corporate standards and regulatory requirements

  • Ability to update deployed resources to new standards as they change

  • Cloud-based auditing to flag non-compliant resources and provide mitigation strategies

Security in the cloud:

  • Choose a cloud solution that matches your security needs

  • Infrastructure as a service allows maximum control of security, including OS and software management

  • Platform as a service or software as a service deployments automate patches and maintenance

  • Cloud providers are well-equipped to handle DDoS attacks, enhancing network robustness and security

Benefits of establishing good governance:

  • Ensures an updated, secure, and well-managed cloud footprint

Describe the benefits of manageability in the cloud

Management of the cloud

  • Automatically scale resource deployment based on need

  • Deploy resources based on a preconfigured template, removing the need for manual configuration

  • Monitor the health of resources and automatically replace failing resources

  • Receive automatic alerts based on configured metrics, so you're aware of performance in real-time

Management in the cloud

  • Manage your cloud environment and resources through a web portal

  • Manage your cloud environment and resources using a command-line interface

  • Manage your cloud environment and resources using APIs

  • Manage your cloud environment and resources using PowerShell.

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