Ten years and more passed since Patrick Debois coined the term DevOps, in 2009. In the IT world, nothing is definitive. All the technologies and techniques continue to evolve following an innovation trend that we cannot stop. We cannot merely say: ‘I’m tired of changing; please give me a …
Scheduled Fri, Sep 24, 2021
Azure Scaffold - Governance Recommendations
The topic seems to have come up a few times over the past few weeks, so I wanted to post a short, sharp blog about it!
How should I structure my Azure Subscription Hierarchy?
There is no “one right way” to answer this question. Your best bet is to first familiarise yourself with the …
Are you thinking of scalability in your cloud application?
Scalability is one of the common areas where I have seen common misconceptions, when customers begin building on the platform.
But before we jump into that topic, let’s first revisit the three main cloud operating models or paradigms:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Think of this as …
Integration Platform as a Service: Logic Apps
In case you had not already heard, Logic Apps have now reached general availability on Azure (or read an MSDN article by Jeff Hollan on the topic).
What are Logic Apps?
Logic Apps enable integration points primarily between Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings, and can be easily configured through …
DigiCert Certificate Management through Azure Key Vault
Azure Key Vault helps safeguard cryptographic keys and secrets used by cloud applications and services. It streamlines the key management process, enabling you to maintain control of keys that access and encrypt your data. Developers can create keys for development and testing in minutes, and then …
An Introduction to Azure Functions
If you have been keeping up to date with the latest and greatest in Azure Services (yes, I know there are quite a few!), you may have heard of a new service called Azure Functions.
Azure Functions is an event-driven Platform as a Service capability, helping you to execute code upon the occurrence of …
A few useful Azure Resources
Over the past few weeks, I have been working on a number of projects relating to Azure.
The usual theme has crept up, around recommended practices, and where to go for documentation. There are a couple of great resources to be aware of:
Azure Best Practice Checklists and Guidance
- There are a number …
Approaching Resilience in Azure Solutions
I mentioned in Building Solutions in the Cloud that I would be writing a series of blog posts on the areas of risk that I have seen since I have been providing guidance around Azure. In this post, I will provide some thoughts on how you can consider resilience within the context of your own solution …
Building Solutions in the Cloud
By now, we should be aware of the benefits that the cloud can bring to any individual or organisation. There are plenty of case studies, talking about the scalable, flexible and economic benefits (See Azure, AWS or Google for more information).
Companies see the cloud as a differentiator, and …
Surely, a “Hello World” post is a right of passage for technical bloggers?
Welcome to my blog, and of course - My first blog post! But first, who am I? I’m Christian Reddington (in case you couldn’t tell by the domain name, or website title!) - and I’m a technology …