Category Archives: Architecture

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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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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My Favorite Azure References

  In my “day job” as an Azure specialist I am often asked for Azure references on various topics. Here is a list of some of the most important references that I have been sending out recently: Sizes for Windows … Continue reading

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Disaster Recovery: Asking the wrong question?

In my role as an Azure specialist I get asked a lot of questions about Disaster Recovery. IMHO they almost always ask the wrong question. Usually it goes something like “I need Disaster Recovery protection for my data center. I … Continue reading

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Web and Worker Roles: What do I do now? Part 2

In my previous blog post in this series I made some recommendations for migrating Cloud Services (Web and Worker Roles) to alternative architectures now that Cloud Services are considered legacy and Microsoft will not be spending any further effort enhancing … Continue reading

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Web and Worker Roles: What do I do now?

For those of you who may not have noticed PaaS V2 (Azure Service Fabric) was announced a while back. The familiar PaaS V1 Cloud Services based Web and Worker Role architecture is now legacy. They aren’t going away, but Microsoft … Continue reading

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I’m Baaaack

Haven’t posted in almost a year, but I promise to post more frequently now. My focus is still the Cloud, Azure and related subjects. Bill Zack

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