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AzureCAT Blog - Moving to a new home

The AzureCAT blog is moving to a new home on Microsoft Tech Community! http://aka.ms/CAT This is our...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 02/27/2019

Running Micro Focus Enterprise Server 4.0 in a Docker Container in Azure

A few months ago I posted a blog about how to setup Micro Focus Enterprise Server 4.0 and Enterprise...

Author: swread Date: 02/27/2019

2018 Guidance from AzureCAT: SAP on the Microsoft Platform

This past year was a busy one for the AzureCATs. Here's a list of all the SAP guidance that was...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 02/20/2019

NEW REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Batch scoring of Spark models on Azure Databricks

Our eighth AI reference architecture (on the Azure Architecture Center) is written by AzureCAT John...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 02/18/2019

NEW: Mainframe Migration on the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework

The Cloud Adoption Framework (previously Fusion and Enterprise Cloud Adoption) launched on Monday,...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 02/15/2019

CATwalk Author Bio: Larry Mead

The AzureCAT blog has moved! Find this blog post over on our new blog at the Microsoft Tech...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 02/13/2019

Service Fabric Customer Architecture: ZEISS Group

The AzureCAT blog has moved! Find this blog post over on our new blog at the Microsoft Tech...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 02/11/2019

NEW EXAMPLE SCENARIO: Accelerate digital image-based modeling on Azure

The AzureCAT blog has moved! Find this blog post over on our new blog at the Microsoft Tech...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 02/08/2019

CATwalk Author Bio: Rakesh Patil

The AzureCAT blog has moved! Find this blog post over on our new blog at the Microsoft Tech...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 02/07/2019

NEW REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Enterprise-grade conversational bot

The AzureCAT blog has moved! Find this blog post over on our new blog at the Microsoft Tech...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 02/05/2019

NEW EXAMPLE SCENARIO: Movie recommendations on Azure

The AzureCAT blog has moved! Find this blog post over on our new blog at the Microsoft Tech...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 02/04/2019

NEW REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Distributed training of deep learning models on Azure

The AzureCAT blog has moved! Find this blog post over on our new blog at the Microsoft Tech...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 01/31/2019

NEW E-BOOK UPDATE: Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure

The AzureCAT blog has moved! Find this blog post over on our new blog at the Microsoft Tech...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 01/29/2019

High Performance Computing on Azure - Portal

By combining Azure and its services with high performance computing (HPC), you can tap into...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 01/25/2019

NEW E-BOOK: Install TmaxSoft OpenFrame on Azure

In this 44-page e-book, Steve Read (AzureCAT) and Manoj Aerroju (TmaxSoft) explain how to set up...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 01/24/2019

Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #9: Extract, transform, load (ETL)

This is our ninth and final blog entry exploring the Azure Data Architecture Guide. The previous...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 01/09/2019

NEW WHITEPAPER: Microsoft Azure Government cloud for mainframe applications

Planning an application migration is the ideal time to add value and agility to even...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/04/2019

NEW EBOOK: Deploy Agisoft PhotoScan on Azure with Avere vFXT for Azure or BeeGFS

This 30-page eBook provides step-by-step guidance for installing Agisoft PhotoScan photogrammetry...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 01/03/2019

Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #8: Data warehousing

In our eighth blog in this series, we'll continue to explore the Azure Data Architecture Guide. The...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 12/24/2018

NEW REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Batch scoring of Python models on Azure

Our fifth AI Reference Architecture (on the Azure Architecture Center) comes from AzureCAT Said...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 12/21/2018

NEW REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Build a real-time recommendation API on Azure

We have a new AI Reference Architecture (on the Azure Architecture Center) from AzureCATs Nikhil...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 12/20/2018

Set up an Application Developers Controlled Distribution (ADCD) in IBM zD&T v12

In a post back in September, I described how to setup the IBM zD&T environment in Azure. The IBM...

Author: swread Date: 12/17/2018

NEW AZURE REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Real-time scoring of R machine learning models

We have a new AI Reference Architecture (on the Azure Architecture Center) from AzureCAT Data...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 12/13/2018

NEW AZURE REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Deploy highly available network virtual appliances - PIP-UDR NVAs without SNAT

How's that for a detailed title? Regardless, we have a new Reference Architecture (on the Azure...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 12/11/2018

Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #7: Intelligent applications

We'll continue to delve into the Azure Data Architecture Guide with our seventh blog entry in this...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 12/07/2018

CATwalk Author Bio: Marc van Eijk

Welcome to our first CATwalk Author Bio! We're the AzureCAT team. Since "CAT" stands for Customer...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 12/03/2018

Datacenter Migration on Azure - Portal

Migrating on-premises applications to Azure provides organizations the benefits of a secured and...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/30/2018

Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #6: Business intelligence

In this sixth blog entry, we'll continue to explore the Azure Data Architecture Guide. The previous...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/29/2018

TWO NEW ARTICLES: IBM Db2 pureScale on Azure and Deploy IBM Db2 pureScale on Azure

Written by Larry Mead from AzureCAT. Edited by John Kaiser and Nanette Ray. Reviewed by Benjamin...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/28/2018

Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure – Part 5: Monitoring and conclusion

Written by Kanchan Mehrotra, Tony Wu, and Rakesh Patil from AzureCAT. Reviewed by Solliance. Edited...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/27/2018

Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #5: Clickstream analysis

We'll continue to delve into the Azure Data Architecture Guide with our fifth blog entry in this...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/26/2018

Hybrid Cloud Architecture on Azure - Portal

UPDATED: 12/09/18 As cloud migration continues to evolve, hybrid architectures that enable companies...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 11/21/2018

Hybrid Networking Reference Architectures

Written by Telmo Sampaio, Mike Wasson, and Christopher Bennage. Connect an on-premises network to...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/20/2018

Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure – Part 4: BeeGFS on Azure

Written by Kanchan Mehrotra, Tony Wu, and Rakesh Patil from AzureCAT. Reviewed by Solliance. Edited...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/19/2018

Mainframe Migration to Azure - Portal

UPDATED: 2/13/19 Mainframe systems were once the norm, but most companies are now looking to the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 11/16/2018

NEW REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Real-time scoring of Python Scikit-Learn and Deep Learning Models on Azure

Written by Mathew Salvaris, Fidan Boylu Uz, and Daniel Greece. Edited by Nanette Ray. Reviewed by...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/15/2018

Set up Micro Focus CICS BankDemo for Micro Focus Enterprise Developer 4.0 in Azure

In a previous blog post I outlined the steps to set up Micro Focus Enterprise Server 4.0 and...

Author: swread Date: 11/14/2018

Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #4: Hybrid data architecture

In this fourth blog entry, we'll continue to explore the Azure Data Architecture Guide. The entries...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/14/2018

NEW WHITEPAPER: Structured review of Azure architectures

Performing an Azure architecture review is no longer an activity limited to experts. This paper...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/13/2018

Guidance and framework for running HPC applications on Azure

Get started running your Big Compute workloads on Azure! The AzureCAT HPC team is proud to announce...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 11/12/2018

Parallel Virtual File Systems on Microsoft Azure – Part 3: GlusterFS on Azure

Written by Kanchan Mehrotra, Tony Wu, and Rakesh Patil from AzureCAT. Reviewed by Solliance. Edited...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/09/2018

NEW WHITEPAPER: Enterprise Cloud Control Plane Planning

Many enterprise IT groups dream of unifying their various automation processes. This guide tells how...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/08/2018

Azure Data Architecture Guide – Blog #3: Advanced analytics and deep learning

We'll continue to explore the Azure Data Architecture Guide with our third blog entry in this...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/07/2018

NEW REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE: Batch scoring on Azure for deep learning models

Written by JS Tan from AzureCAT. Reviewed by Mike Wasson. Batch scoring on Azure for deep learning...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/06/2018

NEW WHITEPAPER: Demystifying mainframe to Azure migration

Customers are looking for a mainframe alternative capable of delivering equivalent functionality and...

Author: AzureCAT Date: 11/05/2018

CATpapers

UPDATED: 2/7/19 Over the years, AzureCAT has published a lot of content on GitHub, on our Docs...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 11/02/2018

NEW EXAMPLE SCENARIO: Web Application Monitoring on Azure

Written by Shawn Gibbs and Nanette Ray from AzureCAT. Reviewed by Mike Wasson, Ed Price, and Tim...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 10/10/2018

Solidsoft Reply - Microsoft Azure technical customer story

We're proud to present this Microsoft Azure technical customer story: Microsoft Case Study On the...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 09/26/2018

Design considerations for hybrid applications - Summary & Learn more

This article was authored by AzureCAT Marc van Eijk. It was edited by Bruce Hamilton and reviewed by...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 09/23/2018

Design considerations for hybrid applications - Security

This article was authored by AzureCAT Marc van Eijk. It was edited by Bruce Hamilton and reviewed by...

Author: Ed Price - MSFT Date: 09/23/2018

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