Companies have been using devices and sensors to measure and quantify data for awhile now. By 2020, Gartner predicts that more than 65% of enterprises will adopt Internet of Things (IoT) products, compared to just 30% today. The low cost of devices and the wide availability of the internet gives companies even more reasons to..
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an important way to make your projects “go cloud.” However, many real-world projects don’t fit so neatly into one category. When it comes to projects that require flexible scenarios and come with lots of specific requirements, I’ve found Azure Virtual Machines to be a good choice for deployment. In this post,..
The internet was not originally architected to do all of the amazing things that it does today. A Content Delivery Network (CDN) is a network that serves web content to users based on their geographic location, the origin of the page, and the content delivery server itself. CDNs carry a significant portion of the world’s Internet traffic. In doing..
The availability of so much data is one of the greatest gifts of our day. But how does this impact a business when it’s transitioning to the cloud? Will your historic on-premise data be a hindrance if you’re looking to move to the cloud? What is Azure Data Factory? Is it possible to enrich data..
Your messaging application will need to interact with other applications and services to deliver and exchange information. Microsoft Azure allows us to send and receive messages through a simple queue. If an ordinary queue isn’t enough, a queue with a publish and subscribe mechanism could solve the problem. Otherwise, some applications on Azure need a connection..
In the real world, there are generally two possibilities for hosting your web applications or APIs in the cloud. You can follow the classic model and deploy your apps on a virtual machine, or you can go “serverless” by using a serverless platform as a service (PaaS) on a cloud platform. Following my last blog post..
Getting started with Azure: In my last post, I talked about my strategies for becoming familiar with the AWS cloud, from beginner, all the way to certification. In this post, we’ll focus on another of the leading cloud platforms, Microsoft Azure. As a software engineer who has worked with it for many years, I’d like..
As an IT engineer, I believe that being successful in IT is really about being a lifelong student. Information technologies have evolved significantly over the last decade, and for those of us in the business of building and executing within these changes, it means that we must constantly learn new skills and platforms. In this..