Azure Virtual Datacenter


Azure Virtual Datacenter has been integrated into the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework for Azure. This guidance serves as a significant part of the foundation for the Ready and Governance methodologies within the Cloud Adoption Framework. To support customers making this transition, the following resources have been archived and will be maintained in a separate GitHub repository.

Archived resources

Virtual Datacenter e-book

Azure Virtual Datacenter: Concepts

This e-book shows you how to deploy enterprise workloads to the Azure cloud platform, while respecting your existing security and networking policies.

Network Perspective

Azure Virtual Datacenter: A Network Perspective

This online article provides an overview of networking patterns and designs that can be used to solve the architectural scale, performance, and security concerns that many customers face when thinking about moving en masse to the cloud.

Lift and Shift Guide

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, minimizing any additional development costs while optimizing cloud hosting options.