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

Windows Azure Pack VM Deployment Tip: VMM VM Template + Default Network Configuration = Potential Issues; Workaround Enclosed

Hello Readers! Today I am back with a Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Standalone VM Deployment Tip… Problem With the wider adoption of WAP, we have seen a “known issue” crop up for a particular use case when leveraging the following products: Windows Azure Pack (Tenant Portal) Virtual Machine Manager VM Templates Issue Failure when attempting… Read more

Migration Automation Toolkit next steps

Over the last few years our team has had the opportunity to work on multiple VMware to Hyper-V migration toolkits.  These community contributions were not “supported” other than being supplements to supported tools and authored in PowerShell.  Any time you create an example or quick-start type solution the best you can hope for is that… Read more

MAT4Shift 1.6.2 Update

We have published an update for MAT4Shift.  While this is a minor script change, we view the update as critical and would encourage everyone to discontinue use of 1.6.1.  This work came directly from community feedback, so thank you to everyone who is testing and using MAT, and sending information about their experiences. There are… Read more