White paper: Modern Application Modeling and Configuration for Infrastructure Clouds


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This blog post introduces the “Modern Application Modeling and Configuration for Infrastructure Clouds” white paper from the Enterprise Cloud Group (ECG) CAT team, that you can download at the link below. We hope you will find this resource useful!


This document is for IT professionals or application owners interested in understanding Microsoft’s vision and associated technologies, when it comes to cloud-based application modeling, deployment, and configuration for infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clouds (private, public, hosted, and hybrid)


For more than two decades, the way to manage applications on enterprise distributed systems has followed consistent patterns, and has proven to be very effective. But new paradigms have emerged and are changing how IT is delivering business value, and how IT interacts with business units and end users: Among these new paradigms are: cloud computing (including multi-tenancy and self-service), DevOps, outsourcing, hosting, and more. These paradigms come with different layers and assignments of responsibilities, that underlying technologies must implement for the end-to-end process to remain efficient, scalable, and flexible. The document goes through these changes, explains how Microsoft solutions are adapting to them, and summarizes our vision for modern application management in Infrastructure as a Service (whether on premises, in the public cloud, or both). Finally, it also provide general transition guidance, as well as some frequent questions and answers.

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