AzureCAT Whitepaper: High-performance computing on Microsoft Azure: GlusterFS

Download the whitepaper: High-performance computing on Microsoft Azure: GlusterFS This guide is an introduction to creating an Azure HPC cluster and HPC storage. Getting started with high-performance computing (HPC) on Azure doesn’t have to be confusing. This article and the resources in the accompanying GitHub repository were designed by the Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT)…

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AzureCAT eBook: Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure

Download the Parallel Virtual File Systems eBook. This guide documents the results of a series of performance tests on Azure to see how scalable Lustre, GlusterFS, and BeeGFS are. Using a default configuration, the Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT) discovered how critical performance tuning is when designing Parallel Virtual File Systems (PVFSs) on Azure. Use…

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Azure Cosmos DB customer profile: Jet.com

Jet.com powers an innovative e-commerce engine on Azure in less than 12 months! Authored by Anna Skobodzinski, Aravind Krishna, and Shireesh Thota from Microsoft, in conjunction with Scott Havens from Jet.com. This article is part of a series about customers who’ve worked closely with Microsoft on Azure over the last year. We look at why…


Azure Virtual Datacenter: New Portal and Presentation Deck

Previously, we published the Azure Virtual Datacenter: Concepts eBook and the Azure Virtual Datacenter: Lift and Shift Guide. See this overview blog post from Mark Ozur.   But, how would you present the concept of the Azure Virtual Datacenter to your team or client? Enter the presentation deck! Azure Virtual Datacenter: Presentation Deck This presentation deck explores…


TWO NEW AZURECAT EBOOKS: Build and Deploy a Multi-Container Application (Service Fabric & Azure Container Service)

Paolo Salvatori (Principal PM in AzureCAT) does crazy things on GitHub. And now we’ve extended his work to release two new eBooks: one focuses on Service Fabric and the other on Azure Container Service. These eBooks were written by Paolo and edited by Nanette Ray and RoAnn Corbisier. Anna Forse was our Content Manager, and…

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NEW WHITEPAPER: Azure Virtual Datacenter: Lift and Shift Guide

Azure CAT recently published the… Azure Virtual Datacenter: Lift and Shift Guide   In this whitepaper, we outline the process enterprise IT staff and decision makers can use to identify and plan the migration of applications and servers to Azure using the lift and shift method, minimizing any additional development costs while optimizing cloud hosting…

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Microsoft IT Part 1 – Hybrid Cloud Strategy

This is Part 1 of Microsoft IT’s journey to the cloud: Expedition Cloud   Microsoft is on a complex, multi-year journey to adopt cloud computing across the company. Learn how we developed our cloud strategy, made cultural shifts, and changed processes at Microsoft to help make this journey a success.   “We needed to prove…

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New eBook: Kubernetes objects on Microsoft Azure

We consolidated various materials and built out a 44-page eBook from AzureCAT’s Mahesh Kshirsagar:   Kubernetes objects on Microsoft Azure An introduction to deployment options based on a simple ASP.NET Core web application Consider this e-book a jumping off point for Kubernetes development projects on Azure. Mahesh Kshirsagar of the Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT)…

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Microsoft Azure Service Fabric – Citrix’s single sign-on solution

Special thanks to Microsoft Azure CSA (Cloud Solution Architect) Mauricio Caro, we released a new Service Fabric Customer Profile: Service Fabric Customer Profile: Citrix In this installment, we profile Citrix Systems Inc. and their single sign-on solution built using a microservices approach on Azure Service Fabric. Also read about their business journey using Azure to…

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Scalable LOB Networking Architecture in Azure

Mesh and Hub-and-Spoke Architectural Considerations using Virtual Network Peering in Azure Most organizations solve their need for network connectivity between various business units by creating a mesh network architecture among the various virtual networks. All nodes in the network are interconnected, so network traffic is fast and can be easily redirected as needed. This topology…

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