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Connecting Windows Azure PaaS to IaaS (Part 24 of 31) by Harold Wong

The 24th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud: Connecting Windows Azure PaaS to IaaS (Part 24 of 31).  In this edition, Harold Wong explains how you connect Windows Azure PaaS to Windows Azure IaaS.

If you’ve been following our 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud, you know there is quite a bit that can be done with Virtual Machines in Windows Azure.  In Part 13Kevin Remde walked through creating VMs using App Controller and in Part 14, Brian Lewis walked through the process of creating VMs using PowerShell.  Now that you have your Virtual Machine infrastructure (IaaS) up and running in Windows Azure, I want to walk you through the process of connecting PaaS resources such as Web Roles, Worker Roles or VM Roles to your IaaS infrastructure.  We will use the information from Part 10 where Bob Hunt did a great job of explaining Virtual Networking and how to configure it.


I have PaaS resources (Worker Role, Web Role and VM Roles) that need to authenticate using our corporate Active Directory for certain operations.  One option is to connect the PaaS resources directly to our On Premises Datacenter infrastructure.  This will probably generate more traffic than I want between Azure and our Datacenter.  Another option is to deploy a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC) in a Virtual Machine in Azure that communicates with our DCs in our Datacenter.  Then have all the PaaS resources authenticate to the RODC.  ….


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