I am currently studying for the AZ-900 Fundamentals exam, I have been working with Azure for a couple of years now coming from a VMware background most of the concepts around Virtual machines, storage and networking makes sense without much additional study.
Learning the Azure terminologies, can at times be like learning a new language. I have created the below diagram to help understand and be able to describe regions and availability zones: –
Geography is a market, typically containing two or more regions, that preserves data residency and compliance boundaries. For the UK would look at a Geography (Europe) which would allow complying with GDPR (unless Brexit changes this)
A region is a set of datacenters within a latency-defined perimeter connected through a dedicated regional low-latency network.
Availability Zones are physically separate datacentres with in an Azure region, with independent power, network and cooling.
There are a couple of great resources I am currently using, to help study for the exam: –
If you have any questions or comments you can contact me on Twitter @MarkSpencerIT and my website is MarkSpencerIT.co.uk.
#az900 #az-900 #azure #cloud #tech #learning #microsoft