I am excited to announce the distribution ofAzure Virtual Datacenter guidance. Azure Virtual Datacenter (VDC) is an approach to making the most of the Azure cloud platform's capabilities while respecting your existing security and networking policies. When deploying enterprise workloads to the cloud, IT organizations and business units must balance governance with developer agility. Azure Virtual Datacenter provides models to achieve this balance with an emphasis on governance.
Enterprise IT wants their cloud-based applications to be governed by many of the same policies as their on-premises implementations. Even born-in-the-cloud applications, especially multitenant PaaS offerings and SaaS application such as Office 365, need to have well defined isolation boundaries and role-based policy enforcement. The Azure Virtual Datacenter model begins to give enterprise IT the controls they need to enforce governance.