Azure Virtual Datacenter – New E-Book from AzureCAT

Azure Virtual Datacenter is an approach to making the most of the Azure cloud platform’s capabilities while respecting your existing security and networking policies. When deploying enterprise workloads to the cloud, IT organizations and business units must balance governance with developer agility. Azure Virtual Datacenter provides models to achieve this balance with an emphasis on…

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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 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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Implementing GlusterFS on Azure (HPC Scalable Parallel File System)

Authored by Rakesh Patil (AzureCAT). Edited by Nanette Ray and RoAnn Corbisier. A whitepaper of this content is available on Azure.com: Implement GlusterFS on Azure Introduction Recently, AzureCAT worked with a customer to set up GlusterFS, a free, scalable, open source distributed file system that works great for applications hosted on Microsoft Azure. Like our…

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