Appendix A. Check Your Knowledge Answers

Following are the answers for the “Check Your Knowledge” questions at the end of each chapter. I hope that you can see how much you have learned by going back and forth through the chapters as you are learning about Microsoft Azure.

Chapter 1

  1. Cloud computing is a delivery of computing service like servers, applications, storage, and compute resources, over the internet on an pay-as-you-go basis or any other pricing model that suits any use case.

  2. A public cloud is a deployment model where the cloud infrastructure is available to the public or any organization and the resources are shared with other organizations or other cloud provider tenants. On the other hand, a private cloud is exclusive to one organization where both infrastructure and resources are managed on a private network.

  3. The shared responsibility model on the cloud is important, especially for cloud security and cloud responsibility. The model provides clear, transparent expectations and responsibilities for the public cloud provider and its users.

  4. A hybrid cloud is a combination of public and private clouds that is usually implemented in one IT infrastructure and as one entity. On the other hand, multi-cloud means using cloud solutions from multiple public cloud providers.

  5. CapEx (capital expenditures) is spending for the up-front costs of setting up physical IT infrastructure such as costs for data centers, severs, network, technical personnel, backup and maintenance, ...

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