Containers…Simplified

Lex Thomas over at the Taste of Premier show had me on as a guest to bring simplicity to the growing trend of micro services and containerizing applications. I get down to basics starting with a primer on containerization concepts and walk through how Kubernetes on Azure can provide value to anyone needing to host services and applications in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Azure App Services – Java App not starting

After working with a customer deploying Java apps to Azure ASEs, I thought I’d share some simple wisdom. These are not comprehensive troubleshooting steps by any means, there are always connectivity items to troubleshoot, IE DNS resolution, firewall/nsg ports to look at, etc… these are just a few of the simpler things to try before you spend hours troubleshooting something that […]

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 […]

Azure Linux Agent – Repair

Recently, I was working with a customer who makes extensive use of Linux workloads in Azure deploying many heavily customized virtual machines (VM) into Azure.  After some reboots, installing packages, and performing some system configuration tasks the customer ran into an issue where the Azure Linux agent was unable to communicate with the Azure Fabric to report the health and […]

Azure Platform Announcements – Simplified!

Looking for an easy to understand overview on some of the recent announcements and enhancements in Azure? Check out the latest Taste of Premier Episode where I walk through some of the latest enhancements of Azure and demonstrate how to leverage them for important workloads!  In this webcast we walk through subscription policies where you can control regions users deploy […]

Welcome!

Welcome to Cloud Simplified!  Check out the background and details on this new site here! Subscribe to our Webcast! Sound Cloud – Audio Only To provide some initial content, I’m pointing to a number of shows I’ve done previously on Channel 9 to highlight specific ways to do things in Azure – until our first episode is posted, enjoy! Taste […]

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