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About CloudyInNashville

I am a Cloud Architect and Consultant. Over several years I have been working with companies to help them design and build .NET based applications for public and private clouds. My focus is the Cloud, Public Clouds and Microsoft's Windows Azure Cloud platform in particular.

Azure: What to use When?

On August 17, 2017 I presented on the topic of Azure: What to use When? To the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group. For those of you who know me you know that I founded this group four years ago with … Continue reading

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What is your Azure Maturity Level?

Figure 1 – The Azure Maturity Model The Azure Maturity Model is based on the Cloud Maturity Model developed by the Open Data Center Alliance. Its purpose is to help you determine where you stand in your ability to adopt … Continue reading

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A Cloud is a Cloud is a Cloud?

It never fails to amaze me that it seems like every vendor in the industry, every hosting company and every virtualization or database vendor that puts something in one of the Public Clouds is quick to claim that “They have … Continue reading

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The Nashville Microsoft Azure 2017 Bootcamp

Those of you who know me know that I am also the Founder and President of the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group.  This group has grown from four members four years ago to 563 members today. In fact, the group … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Clouds: A Feature Comparison of Azure and AWS

  Comparing Azure and AWS is a bit like comparing apples and oranges. Each platform has features that either duplicate or overlap with features of the other platform. In reality the focus needs to be on solving the business problem … Continue reading

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The Future of Azure is Azure Stack!

I realize that the title above might be a bit controversial to some. In this blog post I will attempt to defend that position. The two diagrams above, taken from recent Microsoft public presentations,  symbolically represent the components of Public … Continue reading

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Microsoft Virtual Academy’s new more agile approach to Azure IT Pro training.

Microsoft Virtual Academy is launching a new series for IT Pros that will be delivered in smaller replaceable chunks that will be more consistent with how Azure Features are delivered, rather than long recorded units that are obsolete by the … Continue reading

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