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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Platform Integration Framework – Architecture

    The Cloud Platform Integration Framework (CPIF) provides an enterprise or cloud service provider architect patterns that helps bridge the gaps between infrastructure and workloads by providing guidance to application and workload teams for integrating with the Microsoft cloud platform. Cloud Platform...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Foundations

    The goal of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Foundations series is to help enterprise IT departments and cloud service providers understand, develop, and implement IaaS infrastructures. This series provides comprehensive conceptual background that combines Microsoft software, consolidated guidance...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Compute Foundations

    This document discusses the compute infrastructure components that are relevant for a Microsoft IaaS infrastructure and provides guidelines and requirements for building an IaaS network infrastructure using Microsoft products and technologies. Table of Contents (for this article) 1  Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service Network Foundations

    This document discusses the network infrastructure components that are relevant for a Microsoft IaaS infrastructure and provides guidelines and requirements for building an IaaS network infrastructure using Microsoft products and technologies. Table of Contents (for this article) 1 Introduction 2 On...
  • Blog Post: Modern Datacenter Architecture Patterns - Offsite Batch Processing Tier

    The Offsite Batch Processing Tier design pattern details the Azure features and services required to deliver backend data processing that is both fault tolerant and scalable. These services are realized as worker roles in cloud services on Azure, which currently can be deployed to any Azure data center...
  • Blog Post: Modern Datacenter Architectural Patterns-Azure Search Tier

    The Azure Search Tier design pattern details the Azure features and services required to deliver search services that can provide predictable performance and high availability across geographic boundaries and provides an architectural pattern for using Azure Search in delivering a search solution. Table...
  • Blog Post: Modern Datacenter Architecture Patterns-Global Load Balanced Web Tier

    The Global Load Balanced Web Tier design pattern details the Azure features and services required to deliver web tier services that can provide predictable performance and high availability across geographic boundaries. Table of Contents 1 Overview    1.1 Pattern Requirements and Service Description'...
  • Blog Post: Modern Datacenter Architecture Patterns–Hybrid Networking

    This document provides an overview of Microsoft Azure networking capabilities for hybrid environments. Microsoft Azure Virtual Networking enables you to create logically isolated networks in Azure and securely connect them to your on-premises datacenter over the Internet or using a private network connection...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Platform Integration Framework–Overview

    The Cloud Platform Integration Framework (CPIF) provides workload integration guidance for onboarding applications into a Microsoft Cloud Solution. CPIF describes how organizations, Microsoft Partners and Solution Integrators should design and deploy Cloud-targeted workloads utilizing the hybrid cloud...
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture Guidance

    In a joint effort between Microsoft product development and Microsoft Services, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Product Line Architecture (PLA) has been created to help organizations develop and implement private cloud infrastructures quickly while reducing complexity and risk. The IaaS PLA utilizes...