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What are the differences between improving the design (and operation) of an aircraft engine, a muscle car, a large enterprise, and/or an integrated commercial global cloud services platform …all running at hyperscale?

COPYRIGHT © 2016-2017 by Michael Herman, Toronto, Canada. All rights reserved.

Question: What are the differences between improving the design (and operation) of:

  • an aircraft engine,
  • a muscle car,
  • a large enterprise, and/or
  • an integrated commercial global cloud services platform
  • …all running at hyperscale?

Answer: None.

Scroll down to see the use cases; then the list of resources at the bottom of this article.

Use Case 1: Aircraft engine, and
Use Case 2: 
Muscle car

Continuous Transformation 2

Use Case 3: Large enterprise operating at hyperscale, and
Use Case 4: 
Integrated commercial global cloud services platform operating at hyperscale

Continuous Transformation 1.png

References

  1. Continuous Transformation and Transformative Change are key principles of the Total Enterprise Architecture Model (TEAM) (click here)
  2. To dig deeper, check out Graphitization of the Enterprise (click here)
  3. [Enterprise Architecture, Big Data, CRM, ERP, …] Tools and Methods Don’t Generate Business Value (click here)

Best regards,

Michael Herman
Enterprise Architect and Data Scientist
Parallelspace Corporation
M: 416 524-7702
E: mwherman@parallelspace.net
B: http://hyperonomy.com
L: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mwherman/recent-activity/posts/
Skype: mwherman2000

Living at the intersection of Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Knowledge, and Data Science

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Is there an Industry or Microsoft definition for Hyperscalability?

Is anyone aware of an industry or Microsoft definition for Hyperscalability? …for example, from an Internet of Things (IoT) perspective?

How about something like this?

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Best regards,

Michael Herman (Toronto)
Parallelspace Corporation
mwherman@parallelspace.net

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Microsoft Azure Service Landscape – May 4, 2016

The following landscape views depict which Azure Services are deployed to or are available from each of Microsoft’s Regional Sites (aka Data Centers).  Enjoy.

Azure World Wide Regional Site Hierarchy (S00)

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Virtual Machine Services Regional Sites (1/2) (S001)

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Virtual Machine Services Regional Sites (2/2) (S006)

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Cloud Services Regional Sites (S013)

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Other Compute Services Regional Sites (S018)

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App Service Regional Sites (S023)

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Other Web and Mobile Services Regional Sites (S027)

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SQL Database Services Regional Sites (S031)

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Storage Services Regional Sites (S033)

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Other Data and Storage Services Regional Sites (S036)

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Cognitive (Intelligence) Services Regional Sites (S043)

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HDInsight Services Sites (S052)

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Analytics Services Regional Sites (S053)

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Internet of Things (IoT) Services Regional Sites (S059)

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Networking Services Regional Sites (S064)

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Media Services Regional Sites (S071)

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Other Media and CDN Services Regional Sites (S073)

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Hybrid Integration Regional Sites (S074)

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Identity and Access Management Services Regional Sites (S078)

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Visual Studio Team Services Regional Sites (S083)

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Other Developer Services Regional Sites (S085)

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Other Management Services Regional Sites (S090)

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Michael Herman (Toronto)

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Microsoft Azure Stack POC Architecture Reference Model (ARM): ArchiMate Model – version 1-0-7 – April 30, 2016

[Updated March 3, 2017]

MS Azure Stack POC 1-0-7

Figure 1. Parallelspace Logical/Physical Architecture View: Microsoft Azure Stack POC (April 2016)

[Click here for a larger version of the ArchiMate model]

Notes

  • The actual drive letters will vary from system to system. Don’t fret these details.
  • I’ll keep adding more detail to the model as I work through the full deployment of the Microsoft Azure Stack POC.

The above ArchiMate enterprise architecture model was created with Archi 3.2 – The Free ArchiMate Modeling Tool.  Download the latest version of Archi from here.

Here’s what the original Microsoft drawing (a Visio sketch – not a model) looks like in April 2016 (from https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/azure-stack-architecture/):

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Figure 2. Microsoft Azure Conceptual Architecture View: Microsoft Azure Stack POC (April 2016)

[Click here for a larger version of the Microsoft drawing.]  It’s mostly useless but typical of what you’d expect in a Microsoft marketecture diagram.

Microsoft has subsequently updated their conceptual architecture diagram (March 1, 2017). It now looks like this (at the same URL noted above).  The new diagram is an improvement and I can’t help but imagine it was influenced by my ArchiMate model.

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Figure 3. Microsoft Azure Architecture View: Microsoft Azure Stack POC (March 2017)

For a topic that in theory has a relatively narrow audience, this article has had an extraordinary number of views over the past year.

Best regards,
Michael Herman (Toronto)
mwherman@parallelspace.net

p.s. I can only assume it is Microsofties trying to learn a little bit more about enterprise architecture.  You can see the (good) results in Figure 3 (above).

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