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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Designing Scalable Blockchain Networking Topology in Azure

Considerations for Designing Scalable Blockchain Networks using Virtual Network Peering in Azure One Azure customer asked us for help creating a mesh network topology to support a Blockchain consortium. Blockchains are distributed transactional systems that allow assets and investments to be exchanged based on smart contracts and predefined ledgers. In this scenario, four business partners…

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Mesh and Hub-and-Spoke Networks on Azure: Architectural Considerations for Virtual Network Peering

We are excited to announce the availability of a new whitepaper (http://aka.ms/HubAndSpoke) that addresses scalable networking architecture design in Azure. In this paper, we focus on two networking topologies: Mesh network architecture and hub-and-spoke network architecture. In this whitepaper, we look into these two main network topologies used by Azure customers. We discuss their applications in…

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Now Published: Azure China Documentation

Recently the Microsoft Azure Documentation team built out the Sovereign Cloud tab pivot: Sovereign Clouds That includes the US Government, Germany, and China  (via 21Vianet). The newest content set in the Azure Sovereign Clouds, is Microsoft Azure China 21Vianet: Azure China main page   This content was built by AzureCAT, including Herb Chung and Edwin…

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Azure Stack Validation Environment – Part 5: Putting it all together

Azure Stack Building an end-to-end validation environment Part 5: Putting it all together By Paul Appleby, Kath McBride, and Joel Yoker. Edited by Derek Gamlyn and RoAnn Corbisier. Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT) This article is Part 4 in the Azure Stack Validation Environment series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Quotas, Plans, and Offers Part…

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Azure Stack Validation Environment – Part 4: Services and Resource Manager

Azure Stack Building an end-to-end validation environment Part 4: Services and Resource Manager By Paul Appleby, Kath McBride, and Joel Yoker. Edited by Derek Gamlyn and RoAnn Corbisier. Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT)   This article is Part 4 in the Azure Stack Validation Environment series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Quotas, Plans, and Offers…

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New Service Fabric Technical Customer Profile from AzureCAT and CSA – Societe Generale (SocGen) + Qarnot Computing

Special thanks to Microsoft Azure CSA (Cloud Solution Architect) Eric Grenon, we released a new Service Fabric Customer Profile: Service Fabric Customer Profile: Societe Generale and Qarnot Computing       In this installment, we profile Societe Generale and Qarnot Computing, their grid computing application, and how they designed the architecture. Some of the advantages…

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Azure Stack Validation Environment – Part 3: Subscriptions

Azure Stack Building an end-to-end validation environment Part 3: Subscriptions By Paul Appleby, Kath McBride, and Joel Yoker. Edited by Derek Gamlyn and RoAnn Corbisier. Azure Customer Advisory Team (AzureCAT)   This article is Part 3 in the Azure Stack Validation Environment series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Quotas, Plans, and Offers Part 3: Subscriptions…

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