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 […]

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 […]

Azure Deployment templates – Variables vs Parameters

I was having a conversation today with a fellow CSA, and found myself explaining an all-too-common question.  Doing a quick web search using some Bing-Fu, I came across 0 articles that seemed to make it simple.  This being a go-to place for simple cloud, I thought it might be a good topic to blog about. Azure Deployment templates -> variables […]

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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