Category Archives: InfraStructure

Principles of Cloud Adoption

Last week I received a message through the community that two of my best buddies at Microsoft had written a book! Without wasting more time, I immediately spun up my trusted workstation in search of this master piece of contemporary literature. My friends Jan Depping and Herman Keijzer have in fact succeeded in writing a […]

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AzureStack HCI, what is it?

In this blog, let’s zoom in on AzureStack and AzureStack HCI and show the similarities and differences amongst the two products, joint in the AzureStack family of products. I’ve identified the following topics in this write-up: Introduction AzureStack AzureStack HCI Differences Similarities Conclusion AzureStack After the launch of AzureStack in late 2017, this product has […]

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Azure, your template repository (preview)

The functionality of Azure is ever expanding. People can easily feel overwhelmed by the wealth of functionality accessible through API’s and the Azure portal. Today I’d like to show you how you can easily store your favourite (company-specific) templates right inside the Azure environment, where it can be accessed by you, your co-workers and customers […]

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Azure shuts your front door!

Microsoft has been working on Azure Front Door Service for the past 5 years and over that time Microsoft has significantly simplified the devops processes and site reliability engineering playbook for many teams. But now Microsoft is finally ready to show the AFDS (no typo) to the world in a public preview… Azure Front Door Service […]

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Azure Virtual WAN, is this the end for MPLS?

Back in July, when Microsoft declared Azure Virtual WAN to be a Public Preview, the international (MPLS) connectivity market sighed in awe… After Microsofts’ bold earlier moves into other markets, like: Storage  with Storage Spaces, Storage Spaces Direct, Hyper-V Replica and Storage Replica Identity with Azure Active Directory (B2B, B2C, Enterprise Apps and DS) Mobile […]

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Saving money with burstable vm’s in Azure

Before I start on the topic at hand, I’d like to acknowledge the inspirator for this small post, Herman Keijzer, working at Microsoft. Thanks mate! Now, where is all the fuss about? This week Microsoft released another new family of Virtual Machines in Preview into their ever growing population of IaaS services; the B-series Virtual Machines. […]

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