Discover the Azure Architecture Center - Video Tour!
Published Dec 09 2020 10:10 AM 9,791 Views

The Azure Architecture Center is full of useful knowledge and resources. This Azure Tips and Tricks video gives you the tour!



The Azure Architecture Center is your one-stop shop for all things Architecture in Azure! It is a robust collection of resources on Microsoft Docs. You can explore cloud best practices, assess and optimize your workload, and browse many sample architectures for many scenarios.


There are so many sample architectures. There is bound to be one for your scenario. Like here, in architectures for web applications. Let's look at this architecture, Run a basic web application in Azure.  




It contains detailed guidance and recommendations, and it even lets you deploy the sample to Azure




There is more! The Architecture Center also contains icons. You can download these for free and use them in your architecture designs!




There's also the Application Architecture Guide! This is a complete guide that tells you how to design an application for the cloud. It is really comprehensive!


On top of that, is the Azure Well-Architected Framework. You can use this framework to improve and optimize a workload. The framework takes you through the pillars of Cost Optimization, Operational Excellence, Performance Efficiency, Reliability, and Security.


The Center also contains Design Patterns for the Cloud. These are solutions to well-known problems. You can use them as recipes for your solutions. 


The Cloud Adoption Framework is a MASSIVE collection of documentation, implementation guidance, best practices, and tools that are proven guidance from Microsoft. They are designed to accelerate your cloud adoption journey.


And finally, you can use Assessments (which are part of CAF and WAF), to assess your architecture. You can create an assessment to address your needs, and you can take it by answering questions about your design.


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The Azure Architecture Center is an incredible resource for architecture guidance. Go and check it out!



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