Azure Virtual Datacenter
Enabling developer agility and operational consistency without compromising security and governance.
Microsoft Azure Virtual Datacenter (VDC) is an approach for designing a foundational cloud architecture for enterprises. It provides a vision for enterprise IT in the cloud and a strategy for implementing it. For more information about the approach, visit Azure Virtual Datacenter.
The VDC approach is composed of three main components:
- A set of reference architectures
- An engagement model that guides customers on choosing the right reference architectures
- An automation toolkit that follows the engagement model to provide a DevOps approach on deploying different reference architectures
This repository contains the Azure Virtual Datacenter Automation Toolkit. The toolkit is set of deployment artifacts, Azure Resource Manager templates and scripts, and an orchestration engine. It allows you to deploy an example shared services infrastructure environment and example workload environments capable of hosting different applications. It also allows you to deploy a simulated on-premises environment, hosted in Azure, for testing purposes.
- Prerequisite Azure knowledge - Resources for understanding the Azure services that the toolkit utilizes.
- Understanding the Automation Toolkit - Explains the important concepts in the toolkit.
- Understanding environment types - Describes the built-in environment types that the toolkit can deploy.
- Common workflow - Covers the typical usage pattern for the tools in the toolkit.
- Roles and permissions - Lists the custom roles that are provided by default in the toolkit.
- Modules - Explains the modules included in the toolkit.
- Your first deployment - Quick start tutorial for deploying the simulated on-premises archetype.
- General considerations - Items to evaluate before deploying any archetype.
- Creating archetype configuration files - How to prepare an
- Archetype deployment considerations - Items to evaluate that are specific to shared-services and workload environments.
- Validating deployments - How to validate an archetype configuration.
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