Hybrid SharePoint farm with Office 365

This solution provides a highly available deployment of SharePoint using a load balanced Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), highly available SQL always on instance and highly available SharePoint resources. It addresses the need to deliver highly available intranet capability using the latest and greatest supported platforms.

Hybrid SharePoint farm with Office 365Deliver highly available intranet capability by deploying SharePoint and sharing hybrid workloads with Office 365. Set up this solution with step-by-step instructions.1010998877654321

Create resource group to host all Azure-based infrastructure and services.

Create virtual network in Azure.

Deploy Windows Servers to host Active Directory services for SharePoint and SQL server service accounts and machine accounts.

Deploy SQL Server Always on for HA support for the SharePoint farm.

Deploy SharePoint Severs. In this scenario we, are using 2 Frontend with Distributed Cache and 2 Application with Search roles. This give us high availability.

Install Azure AD Connect on an on-premises server to synchronise your identities to Azure Active Directory.

Optionally configure Active Directory Federation Services on premises to support federated authentication to Office 365.

Deploy Express Route or set up a site-to-site VPN link for administrative access to the servers hosted in Azure IaaS.

Set up and provision external access to the Hybrid farm hosted in Azure IaaS

Set up and configure Hybrid Workloads between Office 365 and the SharePoint farm.

  1. 1 Create resource group to host all Azure-based infrastructure and services.
  2. 2 Create virtual network in Azure.
  3. 3 Deploy Windows Servers to host Active Directory services for SharePoint and SQL server service accounts and machine accounts.
  4. 4 Deploy SQL Server Always on for HA support for the SharePoint farm.
  5. 5 Deploy SharePoint Severs. In this scenario we, are using 2 Frontend with Distributed Cache and 2 Application with Search roles. This give us high availability.
  1. 6 Install Azure AD Connect on an on-premises server to synchronise your identities to Azure Active Directory.
  2. 7 Optionally configure Active Directory Federation Services on premises to support federated authentication to Office 365.
  3. 8 Deploy Express Route or set up a site-to-site VPN link for administrative access to the servers hosted in Azure IaaS.
  4. 9 Set up and provision external access to the Hybrid farm hosted in Azure IaaS
  5. 10 Set up and configure Hybrid Workloads between Office 365 and the SharePoint farm.

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Products/Description Documentation

Azure Resource Group

Container that holds related resources for an Azure solution

Virtual Network

Provision private networks, optionally connect to on-premises data centres

Storage Accounts

Durable, highly available and massively scalable cloud storage

Azure Active Directory

Synchronise on-premises directories and enable single sign-on

SharePoint Server

Microsoft’s collaboration server product

SQL Server

Host enterprise SQL Server apps in the cloud

Load Balancer

Deliver high availability and network performance to your applications

Azure ExpressRoute

Dedicated private-network fibre connections to Azure

VPN Gateway

Establish secure, cross-premises connectivity

Azure AD Connect

Synchronise on-premises directories and enable single sign-on

Active Directory Federation Services

Synchronise on-premises directories and enable single sign-on

Hybrid Workloads

Scales between on-premises environments and the cloud

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