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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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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