Category Archives: Cloud

The Path to Successful Azure Adoption

Last month I posted an article: An Azure Migration Assessment Methodology that give guidance on how to perform a Migration Assessment project as part of a move to Azure. Back in 2017 I blogged about a company’s Azure Maturity Level. … Continue reading

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Azure: What to use When! [Online Meeting] UPDATED

As many of you may know I founded and run the Nashville Microsoft Azure Users Group. This group has grown quite a bit in the last year. We now have over 1,500 members! As a result, we have quite a … Continue reading

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An Azure Migration Assessment Methodology

Introduction As many of you may know I have been involved with Azure from its very beginning. As a Microsoft Architect Evangelist, and later as a Consultant, I have helped many Microsoft customers and partners adopt Azure successfully. Some of … Continue reading

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Azure Governance: The Key to Azure Success

A while back I did a blog post titled: “Is Azure Adoption Too Easy”. That title raised a few eyebrows. Let me be perfectly clear; I have been working with Azure since before it was called Azure. I discovered it … Continue reading

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The Nashville edition of the 2019 Global Azure Bootcamp was a great success!

We had a great 2019 Global Azure Bootcamp event in Nashville on Saturday April 27th Approximately 80 Azure enthusiasts attended the event. Next year we will probably have to move to bigger space since we could not accommodate everyone who … Continue reading

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Building a Rational Microsoft Azure Network Architecture

In a previous blog post Is Azure Adoption “Too Easy? I discussed how it is very easy (perhaps too easy) to get into Azure without a well-thought-out network architecture and a good plan. We cannot fault Microsoft for making it … Continue reading

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The Nashvill 2018 Global Azure Bootcamp is History

On Saturday April 21st we held the Nashville Edition of the 2018 Global Azure Bootcamp. The event was held at Microsoft in Nashville and we had approximately 60 attendees. As you can see from the agenda (above) we had 17 … Continue reading

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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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