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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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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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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Azure Stack Validation Environment – Part 2: Quotas, Plans, and Offers

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

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Azure Stack Validation Environment – Part 1: Overview

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

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