I recently published Azure Infrastructure Services Implementation Guidelines. This new article takes a step-by-step approach to the planning and design of an IT workload in Azure and provides guidance and best practices on many practical aspects of Azure IT workload deployment:
1. Naming conventions
2. Subscriptions and accounts
4. Virtual networks
5. Cloud services
6. Availability Sets
7. Virtual machines
At the end of each step, an "Implementation guidelines recap" section highlights key design decisions and tasks, which you should complete before moving on to the next step.
At the end of the article, I go through these planning steps to build the Contoso financial analysis engine in Azure, an example IT workload.
If you are investigating the deployment of your first production IT workload in Azure, this is a good place to start.
If you have any feedback on this step-by-step approach to design and planning for Azure IT workloads, I would love to hear it. Please comment on this blog post or create a post in the SAB Yammer network.