Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects
Summary: Design your networking for Microsoft cloud services and platforms.
This article links you to a set of articles that describe what IT architects need to know about designing networking for organizations using Microsoft cloud services and platforms. You can also view this information as a 12-page poster and print it in tabloid format (also known as ledger, 11 x 17, or A3).
You can also see all of the models in the Microsoft Cloud IT architecture resources and swipe through Microsoft's Enterprise Cloud Roadmap: Resources for IT Decision Makers.
See the following sections:
Cloud migration changes the volume and nature of traffic flows within and outside a corporate network. It also affects approaches to mitigating security risk.
Integrating your networking with the Microsoft cloud provides optimal access to a broad range of services.
ExpressRoute provides a private, dedicated, high-throughput network connection to Microsoft's cloud.
Optimizing your network for Microsoft SaaS services requires careful analysis of your Internet edge, your client devices, and typical IT operations.
Optimizing networking for Azure PaaS apps requires adequate Internet bandwidth and can require the distribution of network traffic across multiple sites or apps.
Step through the design process to create an optimal Azure virtual network (VNet) for hosting server-based IT workloads, including subnets, address spaces, routing, DNS, load balancing, and connectivity to your on-premises network, other VNets, and the Internet.
For a 30-minute summary of the key points of this poster, see the Optimize Your Network for Microsoft Cloud Offerings Microsoft Virtual Academy course.
These articles reflect the June 2017 release of the Microsoft Cloud Networking for Enterprise Architects poster.