Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Foundations

The goal of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Foundations series is to help enterprise IT departments and cloud service providers understand, develop, and implement IaaS infrastructures. This series provides comprehensive conceptual background that combines Microsoft software, consolidated guidance, and validated configurations with partner technologies such as compute, network, and storage architectures, in addition to value-added software features…. Read more

Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Foundations-Multi-Tenant Designs

As part of Microsoft IaaS Foundations series, this document provides an overview of one of the Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service design patterns that you can use drive your own design exercises. These patterns are field tested and represent the results of Microsoft Consulting Services experiences in the field. This article discusses multi-tenant design patterns…. Read more

Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Foundations-Software Defined Architecture Pattern

As part of Microsoft IaaS Foundations series, this document provides an overview of one of the Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service design patterns that you can use drive your own design exercises. These patterns are field tested and represent the results of Microsoft Consulting Services experiences in the field Table of Contents (this article) 1… Read more

Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Foundations—Converged Architecture Pattern

This document discusses one of several design patterns that you can use for building out your Infrastructure as a Service fabric infrastructure. This document covers the converged architecture pattern, which is defined by converging networks for each of the traffic profiles used in a Microsoft IaaS solution. Table of Contents (for this article) 1 Introduction… Read more

Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Design Patterns–Overview

As part of Microsoft IaaS Foundations series, this document provides an overview of Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Design patterns that you can use drive your own design exercises. These patterns are field tested and represent the results of Microsoft Consulting Services experiences in the field. Table of Contents (this article) 1  Introduction    1.1… Read more

Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Virtualization Platform Foundations

This document discusses the virtualization platform infrastructure components that are relevant for a Microsoft IaaS infrastructure and provides guidelines and requirements for building an IaaS virtualization platform infrastructure using Microsoft products and technologies. Table of Contents (for this article) 1 Introduction 2 Virtualization Platform Architecture     2.1 Virtualization Platform Features     2.2 Hyper-V Guest Virtual… Read more

Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Compute Foundations

This document discusses the compute infrastructure components that are relevant for a Microsoft IaaS infrastructure and provides guidelines and requirements for building an IaaS network infrastructure using Microsoft products and technologies. Table of Contents (for this article) 1  Introduction  2 On-Premises     2.1 Compute Architecture  3 Public Cloud     3.1 Azure IaaS  4  Hybrid Cloud… Read more

Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Network Foundations

This document discusses the network infrastructure components that are relevant for a Microsoft IaaS infrastructure and provides guidelines and requirements for building an IaaS network infrastructure using Microsoft products and technologies. Table of Contents (for this article) 1 Introduction 2 On Premises    2.1 Network Architecture 3 Public Cloud    3.1 Low Latency Network Connections… Read more

Windows Azure Hybrid Cloud Book by Danny Garber, Jamal Malik and Adam Fazio

What is hybrid cloud or hybrid IT? Hybrid cloud is when you connect resources hosted on different clouds. Hybrid IT is a bit broader in its scope, because you can connect a traditional on-premises datacenter infrastructure to resources hosted in a cloud environment, typically a public cloud service provider. Hybrid IT also applies to when… Read more

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture Guidance

In a joint effort between Microsoft product development and Microsoft Services, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Product Line Architecture (PLA) has been created to help organizations develop and implement private cloud infrastructures quickly while reducing complexity and risk. The IaaS PLA utilizes the core capabilities of the Windows Server operating system, Hyper-V, and System Center to deliver… Read more