2 New Azure Service Fabric Customer Profiles for Ignite: ABBYY & FunRock

At the Microsoft Ignite event, the Azure Service Fabric team unveiled two new Technical Customer Profiles! Let’s dig in! ===================== ABBYY is a software company that provides optical character recognition, document capture, and language software for PCs and mobile devices. More than 40 million people from over 200 countries use ABBYY products, technologies, solutions, and…

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How to run desktop applications in Azure X11 Linux virtual machines

How to run desktop applications in Azure X11 Linux virtual machines A step-by-step walkthrough By Ross Sponholtz from the Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT) This article is also available as a Whitepaper PDF download on Azure.com: Whitepaper Download Overview To use GUI applications on Azure Linux virtual machines, our customers have found it very useful…

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Cloud SOLID Part II: Cloud Architecture and the Open/Closed Principle

Authored by Casey Watson (AzureCAT). Edited by RoAnn Corbisier. Reviewed by Jonathan Gardner (AzureCAT), Michiel van Otegem (AzureCAT), and Shawn Weisfeld (One Commercial Partner). This is the second article in the Cloud SOLID series. If you haven’t done so already, you may want to begin by reading the first article, Cloud SOLID Part I: Cloud…


Azure GAHP Server for HTCondor

Authored by Rangarajan Srirangam (AzureCAT) and Rakesh Patil (AzureCAT). Reviewed by Jamie Frey (University of Wisconsin), Brij Jashal (Tata Institute of Fundamental Sciences), Tony Wu (AzureCAT), Xavier Pillons (AzureCAT) and Suren Machiraju (AzureCAT). Edited by Anna Forse and RoAnn Corbisier.   Overview The University of Wisconsin and the Microsoft Azure CAT team have collaborated to develop an…

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SAP HANA on Azure (Large Instances) Setup – New Whitepaper

We have a new whitepaper that provides step-by-step instructions, including screenshots, on how to deploy SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances. Use this guide to prepare your Large Instances for HANA installation. Download the Whitepaper. Authored by Sachin Ghorpade from the Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT). Definitions Let’s understand the various terms used in this…

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SAP on Azure – Technical Overview and Reference Architecture; Are you new to SAP on Azure? Start here!

Deploy SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA on Azure – Reference Architecture First, let’s take a look at a new Reference Architecture found on the Azure Architecture Center: Deploy SAP NetWeaver and SAP HANA on Azure This reference architecture shows a set of proven practices for running SAP HANA in a high availability environment on Azure….

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Deploy a collectd agent in a Kubernetes cluster on Azure

Authored by Stas Kondratiev. Edited by Nanette Ray. Reviewed by Ben Hummerstone. To gather metrics about your Kubernetes cluster in Azure, you can collect telemetry from the nodes and store it in Graphite, InfluxDb, or another time-series database. This article describes how to use collectd, a popular daemon that collects system and application metrics and…

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Run Star-CCM+ in an Azure HPC Cluster

Authored by Taylor Newill. Edited by Nanette Ray. Reviewed by Steve Roach, Ben Hummerstone, and Xavier Pillons. This article is also available as a Whitepaper PDF download on Azure.com: Whitepaper Download With this template, you can quickly set up and benchmark a high-performance computing (HPC) cluster in the Microsoft Azure environment as a proof of concept for…


Cloud SOLID Part I: Cloud Architecture and the Single Responsibility Principle

Authored by Casey Watson. Edited by RoAnn Corbisier. Reviewed by Rick Rainey and Kirk Evans. This article is also available as a Whitepaper PDF download on Azure.com: Whitepaper Download What is SOLID? First introduced in 2003 by Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin, SOLID principles are a set of prescriptive guidelines that, when followed, can help developers write code…


Using Azure Management APIs to Get Data About Your Deployed Resources

Authored by Abhisek Banerjee, Rangarajan Srirangam, Mandar Inamdar, and Rakesh Patil. Edited by Nanette Ray, Tycen Hopkins, and Mark Simms. Reviewed by Mark Simms, Manbeen Kohli, and Mike Wasson. This article is also available as a Whitepaper PDF download on Azure.com: Whitepaper Download Overview This article and the accompanying sample files show you how to collect…

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