Azure Reference Architectures
Our reference architectures are arranged by scenario, with related architectures grouped together. Each architecture includes recommended practices, along with considerations for scalability, availability, manageability, and security. Most also include a deployable solution.
Big data solutions
Enterprise BI with SQL Data Warehouse
ELT (extract-load-transform) pipeline to move data from an on-premises database into SQL Data Warehouse.
Automated enterprise BI with Azure Data Factory
Automate an ELT pipeline to perform incremental loading from an on-premises database.
Basic web application
Web application with Azure App Service and Azure SQL Database.
Highly scalable web application
Proven practices for improving scalability in a web application.
Highly available web application
Run an App Service web app in multiple regions to achieve high availability.
N-tier application with SQL Server
Virtual machines configured for an N-tier application using SQL Server on Windows.
Multi-region N-tier application
N-tier application in two regions for high availability, using SQL Server Always On Availability Groups.
N-tier application with Cassandra
Virtual machines configured for an N-tier application using Apache Cassandra on Linux.
Hybrid network using a virtual private network (VPN)
Connect an on-premises network to an Azure virtual network.
Hybrid network using ExpressRoute
Use a private, dedicated connection to extend an on-premises network to Azure.
Hybrid network using ExpressRoute with VPN failover
Use ExpressRoute with a VPN as a failover connection for high availability.
Hub-spoke network topology
Create a central point of connectivity to your on-premises network, while isolating workloads.
Hub-spoke topology with shared services
Extend a hub-spoke topology by including shared services such as Active Directory.
DMZ between Azure and on-premises
Use network virtual appliances to create a secure hybrid network.
DMZ between Azure and the Internet
Use network virtual appliances to create a secure network that accepts Internet traffic.
Extending on-premises Active Directory to Azure
Integrate with Azure Active Directory
Integrate on-premises AD domains with Azure Active Directory.
Extend an on-premises Active Directory domain to Azure
Deploy Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Azure to extend your on-premises domain.
Create an AD DS forest in Azure
Create a separate AD domain in Azure that is trusted by your on-premises AD forest.
Extend Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) to Azure
Use AD FS for federated authentication and authorization for components running in Azure.
Jenkins build server
Scalable, enterprise-grade Jenkins server on Azure.
SharePoint Server 2016 farm
Highly available SharePoint Server 2016 farm on Azure with SQL Server Always On Availability Groups.
SAP NetWeaver on Windows, in a high availability environment that supports disaster recovery.
SAP S/4HANA on Linux, in a high availability environment that supports disaster recovery.
SAP HANA on Azure Large Instances
HANA Large Instances are deployed on physical servers in Azure regions.