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Azure deployment example

Microsoft Azure provides a cloud infrastructure with all the services and computing power you need to provide a reliable, cloud deployment platform for Qlik Sense that can perform regardless of unexpected changes in demand, and concurrency.

Qlik Sense single-node deployment on Azure

Components in a typical Qlik Sense deployment on Azure:

  • Azure Virtual Network (VNet) - a logically isolated area of the Azure cloud where you can launch Azure resources in a virtual network that you define.
  • Subnet - you need at least one subnet (either public or private) within the Virtual Network. This could be a public or private subnet.
    • Public subnet - subnet with direct access to the internet.
    • Private - a subnet that cannot be reached from the internet.

  • Virtual Machine - A Windows Server virtual machine instance deployed in the default subnet onto which you can install and configure your instance of Qlik Sense server.
  • Resource Group/Resource Manager - enables you to deploy, manage, and monitor the different components in your Microsoft Azure solution as a group. This makes it easier to deploy, update or delete components in a single, coordinated operation using the Resource Manager.
  • Network Security groups - a list of Access Control List (ACL) rules that allow or deny network traffic to the Virtual Machine instances in a Virtual Network.
  • Azure Active Directory and Identity Management - depending on the expected administration of the environment, integration with Azure Active Directory and Identity Management may be needed to manage fine-grained permissions for access to various Azure services involved in the deployment process.
  • Qlik Sense Server node - a single node deployed on Windows Server inside the default subnet.

Deployment options:

  • Qlik Sense node in a public subnet with direct Internet access.
  • Qlik Sense node in a private subnet without Internet access.

The decision whether to choose a public or private subnet in your deployment depends on your overall solution requirements.

The following example shows a complete Qlik Sense Enterprise, single node deployment on Azure Cloud.

A complete Qlik Sense Enterprise single-node deployment on Azure Cloud. The users use an HTML5 browser or smart mobile device to connect to the Azure Portal and the internet. An application gateway connects the internet to the Azure Cloud. Within the cloud, a resource group contains a public subnet and two private subnets. The application gateway moves through the public Azure Virtual Network to the private Qlik Sense subnet, containing the Qlik Sense network security group, then to the private Azure data sources subnet, which contains the Azure SQL database, the Azure SQL data warehouse, Azure storage, and Azure HDinsight.

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