Azure Virtual Datacenter

A more robust platform architecture and implementation have been created to build on the prior Azure Virtual Datacenter (VDC) approach. Enterprise-scale landing zones in the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure are now the recommended approach for larger cloud-adoption efforts.

The following guidance serves as a significant part of the foundation for the Ready methodology and the Govern methodology in the Cloud Adoption Framework. To support customers making this transition, the following resources are archived and maintained in a separate GitHub repository.

  • Azure Virtual Datacenter: This e-book shows you how to deploy enterprise workloads to the Azure cloud platform while respecting your existing security and networking policies.
  • Azure Virtual Datacenter lift-and-shift guide: This white paper discusses the process that enterprise IT staff and decision makers can use to identify and plan the migration of applications and servers to Azure using a lift-and-shift approach while minimizing other development costs and optimizing cloud hosting options.