Ignite sessions now posted

We are back from Ignite and the excitement there was palpable. It was indeed a unique experience being there amongst our customers and partners. Interacting with customers and getting feedback from you is vital to help us prioritize and develop solutions that meet your needs – more on this tomorrow! At Ignite, we shared information… Read more

How Do I Extend My Datacenter in Microsoft Azure?

How do you grow your puppy into a full fledged dog? It takes time, patience, work, and some knowledge of raising and training up a dog right. It’s not easy, but if you do the work, the benefits are enormous. How do you extend your current on-premises datacenter into Microsoft Azure? Again, I could say… Read more

Zero-Downtime Patch & Update Orchestration on the Microsoft Cloud Platform System

We are privileged to have a guest blogger on Building Clouds, Justin Incarnato.  Justin is a Program Manager in Microsoft’s Enterprise Cloud Solutions Group where he has been responsible for developing the Patch and Update process for the Microsoft Cloud Platform System. Who should read this blog? If you are interested in learning how Microsoft… 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

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

Thank You TechEd Europe 2014!

Hello Readers and Viewers! Quite a few Enterprise Cloud Group CAT Team Members / Building Clouds Bloggers were speakers at TechEd Europe this year! On behalf of the team, I would like to express our appreciation to the many thousands of attendees that showed up ready to learn and experience everything TechEd had to offer… Read more