New Reference Architecture for a high availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure

AzureCAT Patterns & Practices has published a new Reference Architecture for a High Availability SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure, which you can use to build the following:

This new article is part of the Azure Reference Architectures, a set of standard configurations for Azure infrastructure services, and contains:

  • A description of the deployment architecture, including Azure-specific elements such as availability sets, load balancers, and network security groups.
  • A set of recommendations and best practices for architecture elements.
  • Additional design recommendations for scalability, availability, manageability, and security.
  • A set of Microsoft PowerShell scripts and Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates to create the SharePoint Server 2016 farm in Azure and procedures to validate the deployment.

This new reference architecture complements the documentation at SharePoint Server 2016 in Microsoft Azure by providing an easy way to create a functioning, high availability SharePoint farm with a simulated on-premises intranet for evaluation and dev/test.

You can download a Microsoft Visio file with the reference architecture diagram here.


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