Coming soon to a datacenter near you : Azure Stack

Hello Readers! Since the announcement of the upcoming release of Microsoft Azure Stack during the Ignite event in Chicago earlier this month, many of you have been enquiring about where to learn more about the associated technologies, how to prepare, and when evaluating Azure Stack will be possible. This blog post will provide guidance on… Read more

White paper: Modern Application Modeling and Configuration for Infrastructure Clouds

  Hello readers! 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! Audience This document is for IT professionals or application owners interested in understanding… Read more

Modern Datacenter Architecture Patterns–Hybrid Networking

This document provides an overview of Microsoft Azure networking capabilities for hybrid environments. Microsoft Azure Virtual Networking enables you to create logically isolated networks in Azure and securely connect them to your on-premises datacenter over the Internet or using a private network connection. In addition, individual client machines can connect to an isolated Azure network… Read more

Modern Datacenter Architectural Patterns-Azure Search Tier

The Azure Search Tier design pattern details the Azure features and services required to deliver search services that can provide predictable performance and high availability across geographic boundaries and provides an architectural pattern for using Azure Search in delivering a search solution. Table of Contents 1 Overview    1.1 Pattern Requirements and Service Description 2… Read more

Modern Datacenter Architecture Patterns-Global Load Balanced Web Tier

The Global Load Balanced Web Tier design pattern details the Azure features and services required to deliver web tier services that can provide predictable performance and high availability across geographic boundaries. Table of Contents 1 Overview    1.1 Pattern Requirements and Service Description' 2 Architecture Pattern    2.1 Pattern Dependencies    2.2 Azure Services   … 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 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