Category Archives: Cloud Computing

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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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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Free Azure!!!

Short note: Microsoft just announced Visual Studio Dev Essentials. You get $25/month of Free Azure for a year.  Also see Microsoft introduces free resources to help IT pros get started and build their careers in the cloud Bill

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Azure at //Build 2016

The dust has barely settled on //Build 2016; one, of the two premier annual Microsoft conferences: //Build and Ignite!  For those of you who not aware of it these two conferences morphed from two earlier Microsoft conferences. //Build is the … 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? Part 1

This is Part 1 of a Two-part series. See Web and Worker Roles: What do I do now? Part 2 For those of you who may not have noticed PaaS V2 (Azure Service Fabric) was announced a while back. The … 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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So Long New York, Hello Nashville!

If you have been wondering why I haven’t posted in a while it is because I have recently relocated to Nashville Tennessee from the New York area for family reasons.  Doing that has consumed a lot of my time; finding … Continue reading

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