Azure PodCast – DevOps Simplified

The kind folks over at The Azure Podcast had me on as a guest where I chatted with them about some interesting ways customers have leveraged Azure DevOps pipelines to address complex management of large cloud deployments for doing simple tasks such as deploying new software to more complex operations such as patching or tearing environments up and down. In […]

Solving real customer problems with durable Azure functions

On this episode we chat with Louis Berman, host of the AzureAbility podcast, on how he used Azure functions to quickly build a solution to ingest massive amounts of XML data being sent from trading partners his customer interfaced with. We see how you can quickly build solutions using Azure functions and walk through building more complex functions that maintain […]

Solving real customer problems with durable Azure functions

Check out the latest episode of CloudSimplified we chat with Louis Berman, host of the AzureAbility podcast, on how he used Azure functions to quickly build a solution to ingest massive amounts of XML data being sent from trading partners his customer interfaced with. We see how you can quickly build solutions using Azure functions and walk through building more […]

Simplifying Cloud Connectivity

Azure provides many options for stitching together networks using partner solutions from vendors like Cisco and Barracuda but also provides native features to help you quickly get started such as the Azure VPN Gateway where you can easily bridge an on-premises network with a network in the cloud. Check out Taste of Premier where I walk through connecting up my […]

Azure DevOps: It’s not just for devs!

Azure DevOps isn’t just for developers — it provides powerful capabilities to build, deploy and configure both new and existing infrastructure running in any cloud or on-premises. Instead of treating your virtual machines as ‘pets,’ treat them like cattle and automate creating them from scratch using Azure DevOps and the power of Desired State Configuration! (DSC). On this latest edition […]

Creating and Establishing Security Parameters in the Cloud

As more people have started to trust their data, business and personal information to the data centers that power the cloud, it’s ushered in a new era of cybersecurity. Microsoft Azure was built with modern security and privacy in mind. It’s also a controlled ecosystem protected by people who spend all day thinking about data security and privacy. Join our […]

DevOps, Agile & Azure

DevOps, Agile & Azure

DevOps automates and speeds software delivery. It makes your process and your products more reliable. When you implement DevOps technologies and practice, you provide value to your customers faster—in the form of new and innovative products, or enhancements to existing ones. Join our IT experts and the Cloud Simplified team from Redmond as they discuss the impact DevOps, Agile and […]

Cloud Solution Architect Team – Useful Utilities

The team I am part of spans the US and aids customers with complex Azure workload deployments leveraging capabilities across the suite of features within Azure to bring it to life.  Often times Check out the GitHub Repo with utilities, documents and scripts you can explore to help you solve similar challenges! The folders have a pre-fix with an indicator […]

Sync Blob Storage Containers with Azure Automation

I constructed this solution for a customer of mine needing to replicate files an application they had in multiple regions. While geo-replicated storage, a component feature of Azure keeping data synced across regions, would provide some level of redundancy it did not protect against accidental user errors in the customer’s application where data was removed nor does geo-replicated storage allow […]

Using PowerShell to Sync Blob Containers Across Storage Accounts

[Link to script on GitHub] Background: I was working with a customer who needed to perform file backups housed in a specific storage account and a specific container to a separate storage account.  Geo-redundant storage (GRS) was enabled at the storage account level providing physical redundancy of the customer’s data in across 2 separate data centers however the customer was […]

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