This solution helps you apply use a Windows Azure subscription to extend your datacenter and service applications. This solution includes examples that describe how a typical administrator, with the
fictitious name Chris Green, uses System Center 2012.
This solution is intended to serve as a high-level example, not as comprehensive or detailed guidance. You can use the example solution as a guide to posting descriptions of your
own solutions that are particular to your business or organization. Then, others can use your solutions to build their own solutions using multiple System Center components.
Chris Green is an administrator at Contoso Enterprises. He is in charge of integrating Windows Azure cloud capacity into the Contoso Enterprises data center. To be successful, he must be able to:
By using various System Center 2012 SP1 components and other Microsoft services together and with minimal configuration, you can use:
The scenario focuses on administrative tasks and is optimized for an administrator role.
Windows Azure is an cloud-based application platform that allows you to use Microsoft data centers to host and run applications. Windows Azure provides three core components:
• Windows Azure Cloud Services provide a Platform as a Service (PaaS) environment.
• Data management services focus on providing scalable storage (SQL Database, Windows Azure Blob service, Windows Azure Table service, and Windows Azure Queue service) for large-scale requirements.
• Networking services in Windows Azure is the networking environment of the Windows Azure application platform. Networking services in Windows Azure use Connect service, Traffic Manager, and Virtual
Network for high-speed connections and options to connect nodes that consist of several servers.
Windows Azure provides scheduling, resource allocation, device management, and fault tolerance for the nodes in the fabric. It also provides high-level application models for intelligently managing
the complete application lifecycle, including deployment, health monitoring, upgrades, and de-activation.
You can use the Windows Azure API that is built on REST, HTTP, and XML to interact with the services that Windows Azure provides. The Windows Azure API also integrates with Microsoft Visual Studio
so that it can be used as the integrated development environment (IDE) to develop and publish Windows Azure-hosted applications.
Once you have the System Center 2012 components and other requirements met, you’re
ready to test the solution.
(Think of this as more than a guide, but rather as a bulletin board for your ideas)
This list assumes that you have installed and have access to System Center 2012 SP1. What you need to do:
(For you to fill in)