Architecture

The Sitefinity Cloud architecture consists of two layers. On one hand, Sitefinity Cloud leverages Cloudflare and Microsoft Azure infrastructure services, to provide the environments the Sitefinity Web Application is running in. This layer is referred to as Infrastructure Services, as it takes care of infrastructure components - SQL Server, hosting configuration, CDN, WAF, and so on. On the other hand, an Azure DevOps-based Management Portal enables functionality such as managing the solution code, deployments, users, and so on.

The following diagram demonstrates the different components from the Sitefinity Cloud solution architecture and their interrelations:

Sitefinity_Cloud_Architecture_Chart 

The following diagram visualizes further the different components of Sitefinity Cloud and their relation to the different personas interacting with them:

Architecture detail


Infrastructure services

The Infrastructure Services provide two dedicated environments - Staging and Production, which are isolated from each other. By default, both environments are created in a dedicated Azure tenant for every customer. Additional environments can be purchased on demand. Details are available in Infrastructure.

Management Portal

The Management Portal provides all functionality for managing your Sitefinity Cloud solution, including identity and access management, domain management, links to monitoring dashboards, code manipulation, deployment, and so on. Below is a list of all components provided by the Management Portal: 

  • Source Control Management 
  • CI/CD Management
  • Database Management 
  • Application Management 
  • User Management 
  • Domain Management
  • Wiki 

The services are described in more details in Management Portal.  

For user management, the solution leverages the capabilities of Azure Active Directory and is further described in User management.

Regional Data Centers

Sitefinity Cloud is built on Microsoft Azure cloud technology, enabling you to select the closest data center in your region. The following locations are supported for Sitefinity Cloud instances:

Region 1
US
Central US (Iowa)
East US (Virginia)
East US 2 (Virginia)
North Central US (Illinois)
South Central US (Texas)
West US 2 (Washington)
West US (California)
West Europe
North Europe (Ireland)
West Europe (Netherlands)
East Asia / Singapore
East Asia (Hong Kong)
Southeast Asia (Singapore)
Canada
Canada East (Quebec)
Region 2
India Central India (Pune)
Japan and Korea
Japan East (Tokyo, Saitama)
Japan West (Osaka)
Korea Central (Seoul)
Australia & UK Australia East (New South Wales)
UK South (London)
UAE UAE North (Dubai)

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