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Open Source in Azure

Recently I was visiting with a customer for a pre-sales activity. They are new to Azure, but have a few years under their belt with AWS. During the discussion, they mentioned that they had few .NET applications that could take advantage of Azure. This is not the first time I have heard this statement, that […]

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An Intro to Secure App Services in Azure

As we see the upswing in customers moving their application to Microsoft Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS) there is often questions around public IP addresses. It’s true that App Service Plans have a public IP. But most have never heard of the Azure App Service Environment (ASE). The ASE is way to deploy your […]

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Controlled Self-Service – A Resource-Control Requirement

The first of the five essential characteristics of cloud computing as defined by NIST is “On-demand self-service. A consumer can unilaterally provision computing capabilities, such as server time and network storage, as needed automatically without requiring human interaction with each service’s provider.” While many ask “where will that self-service portal come from?” and many vendors […]

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Introduction to Microsoft Azure Microservices

Microservices are the next evolution of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Combined with Microsoft Azure they are also a powerful technology to produce agile, scalable and resilient PaaS services. This blog posting is the first in a series of blogs that will provide a deep dive into Microservices and the Microsoft Service Fabric. By the end […]