Azure Services Naming (good/best practices) RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I'm looking for a good (consistent) way to name my Azure services (SQL databases, VMs, Service Bus Namespaces, Event Hubs, Storage Accounts, etc.). So I'm looking for ways (best/good practices) of how others are naming these?


    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:45 PM


  • Hi Guy,

    If you are new to Windows Azure you will quickly find that most object names (storage accounts, cloud services, etc.) within the Azure environment have to be unique. In many cases that is because they are URLs.

    I would recommend during the planning phase of your project that you develop some sort of naming convention for your objects to help minimize the possibility that someone else has already taken the name that you are planning to use. You will also need to be flexible if you happen to run into that situation. If you are planning on hosting many different environments within the same Azure instance then the likely hood that you will want to use the same name increases significantly.

    You may use a combination of company’s abbreviation, object, and or service to create these unique names.

    Reference link: http://www.tcscblog.com/naming-conventions-in-azure/

    Best Regards

    Sadiqh Ahmed


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    Wednesday, May 27, 2015 7:31 PM