Hybrid Cloud Architecture on Azure – Portal

UPDATED: 12/09/18 As cloud migration continues to evolve, hybrid architectures that enable companies to take advantage of both on-premises and cloud resources are a valuable tool. Hybrid architectures allow for a staged migration where cloud-based cost savings and efficiency are immediately realized for apps and data that are ready to move now, while essential mainframe…

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Hybrid Networking Reference Architectures

Written by Telmo Sampaio, Mike Wasson, and Christopher Bennage. Connect an on-premises network to Azure This article compares options for connecting an on-premises network to an Azure Virtual Network (VNet). For each option, a more detailed reference architecture is available. Connection options and reference architectures VPN connection Reference architecture Azure ExpressRoute connection Reference architecture ExpressRoute…

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Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure – Part 4: BeeGFS on Azure

Written by Kanchan Mehrotra, Tony Wu, and Rakesh Patil from AzureCAT. Reviewed by Solliance. Edited by Nanette Ray.  This article is also available as an eBook: Download the Parallel Virtual File Systems eBook Find previously published parts of this series here: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Lustre on Azure Part 3: GlusterFS on Azure  …

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Mainframe Migration to Azure – Portal

UPDATED: 2/13/19 Mainframe systems were once the norm, but most companies are now looking to the cloud to replace antiquated and expensive-to-maintain mainframes. Companies can realize substantial savings if they can migrate equivalent functionality to Microsoft Azure. In many cases, mainframe workloads can be replicated in Azure with no loss of functionality and without users even noticing…

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NEW REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Real-time scoring of Python Scikit-Learn and Deep Learning Models on Azure

Written by Mathew Salvaris, Fidan Boylu Uz, and Daniel Greece. Edited by Nanette Ray. Reviewed by Mike Wasson. Real-time scoring of Python Scikit-Learn and Deep Learning Models on Azure Reference architectures provide a consistent approach and best practices for a given solution. Each architecture includes recommended practices, along with considerations for scalability, availability, manageability, and…

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Set up Micro Focus CICS BankDemo for Micro Focus Enterprise Developer 4.0 in Azure

In a previous blog post I outlined the steps to set up Micro Focus Enterprise Server 4.0 and Enterprise Developer 4.0 in Azure and Azure Stack.   As a follow up to that, I’d like to show you how to set up one of the sample applications that comes with Enterprise Developer, the CICS BankDemo…

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Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #4: Hybrid data architecture

In this fourth blog entry, we’ll continue to explore the Azure Data Architecture Guide. The entries for this blog series are: Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #1: Introduction Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #2: On-demand big data analytics Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #3: Advanced analytics and deep learning Azure Data Architecture Guide –…

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NEW WHITEPAPER: Structured review of Azure architectures

Performing an Azure architecture review is no longer an activity limited to experts. This paper identifies review drivers and explains how to evaluate your current architecture against these drivers to detect and address current risks. Project teams of any size can self-start a review with this resource.   Download the 38-page paper on Azure.com: Structured…

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Guidance and framework for running HPC applications on Azure

Get started running your Big Compute workloads on Azure! The AzureCAT HPC team is proud to announce a new framework we created to accelerate the testing of high-performance computing (HPC) applications using Azure Batch pools or Azure CycleCloud clusters. In the past year, we worked with many customers, partners, and software vendors who want to…

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Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure – Part 3: GlusterFS on Azure

Written by Kanchan Mehrotra, Tony Wu, and Rakesh Patil from AzureCAT. Reviewed by Solliance. Edited by Nanette Ray.  This article is also available as an eBook: Download the Parallel Virtual File Systems eBook Find Part 1 and Part 2 of the this series here: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Lustre on Azure The GlusterFS file…

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