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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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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Using a custom Service Fabric configuration provider with ASP.NET Core

Authored by Mike Wasson (AzureCAT). Reviewed by Vaclav Turecek. Edited by Nanette Ray and RoAnn Corbisier. This sample shows how to expose Service Fabric configuration settings to ASP.NET Core, using the ASP.NET Core configuration API. You can find the sample files on GitHub at ServiceFabric-AspNetCore-Sample. ASP.NET Core uses configuration providers to load application settings at runtime. This sample implements a custom…

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Hello world! Welcome to AzureCAT Guidance!

Welcome to the AzureCAT Guidance blog! What is AzureCAT? CAT stands for “Customer Advisory Team.” We work with customers who act as feedback Advisors back to our product teams, by working on engagements with those customers and building ground-breaking solutions! We then have unique lessons we’ve learned from those solutions. And, thus, we publish them back…