NEW WHITEPAPER: Example Azure Implementation for Government Agencies

Download the Whitepaper: Example Azure Implementation for Government Agencies Governments worldwide are adopting innovative methods that can not only enhance their service delivery capabilities, but also do it in the most cost effective, secure, highly available, and highly performant environment. The example architecture described here is a result of the AzureCAT experience in working with…

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Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #1: Introduction

I’m proud to introduce you to the recent Azure Data Architecture Guide! This guide acts as a menu or syllabus for data professionals to select their data services and technologies. What service should you use, why, and when would you use it? Sometimes you need to know all your options and what to use when,…

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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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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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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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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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