Building your Azure Virtual Datacenter: from start to finish

ELISE FAVERE | February 12, 2019

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Microsoft introduced the Azure Virtual Datacenter as a solution to extend your on-premises datacenter to the public cloud. It lets you keep crucial aspects of your traditional IT infrastructure, such as your existing security and networking policies, while also offering all the advantages of cloud computing. In other words: your IT department gets the best of both worlds – they can balance their workload governance with developer agility.

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