Cloud Design Patterns offer prescriptive guidance to designing and architecting solutions in the cloud. Microsoft patterns and practices has this infographic available to help you visualize the cloud design patterns for reference.


This infographic depicts the most common problems in designing cloud-hosted solutions. It also provides some design patterns to offer guidance to help you better design cloud-hosted application and solutions in the cloud.

Cloud Design Patterns: Prescriptive Architecture Guidance for Cloud Applications

Here’s a link to download this infographic from Microsoft:

Download the Cloud Design Patterns Infographic

The Azure documentation contains a section dedicated to Cloud Design Patterns, and there’s an eBook at the following links:

I hope this Cloud Design Patterns reference helps!

Posted by Chris Pietschmann

Chris is a Microsoft MVP and has nearly 20 years of experience building enterprise systems both in the cloud and on-premises. He is also a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect and developer, a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.

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