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..
What is a Chatbot? A chatbot is a conversational interface that can be used to interact with a product or service. While the term is well known in tech circles, to the outside world, chatbots are still a bit of a novelty. Recently, they’ve become increasingly popular thanks to advancements in natural language processing technology that..
For the latest post in our Women in Tech series, we had the chance to talk with LaBrina Loving, a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft. LaBrina holds more than 10 Microsoft Certifications and has 15+ years of experience in cloud architecture, portals and collaboration, enterprise search, custom web and mobile development, business intelligence, customer relationship management, and..
On July 10 at the Microsoft’s Inspire event, Azure Stack became available for order. (Azure Stack brings Azure into your data center). This is significant for everyone watching the Azure Stack project and will, I think, be game-changing for cloud technology as a whole, regardless of the platform you favor. In this post, we’ll cover the basics of Azure Stack..
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..
Amazon and Microsoft have emerged as leaders in the public cloud computing space. As a result, many of us have Googled “AWS vs. Azure” or “Azure vs. AWS” to compare each platform’s growing list of service offerings. Some sources, such as this overview from Microsoft and this post on Public Cloud War: AWS vs Azure vs Google offer..
I have been an IT Professional for over two decades. In that time, I have seen and experienced many changes in the IT landscape. Such changes included the move away from Novell to a fledgling company called Microsoft, the shift to something called Active Directory, and the explosion of virtualization. However, none of those changes..
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..
Today I am proud to announce our collaboration with Microsoft and the Microsoft Azure IoT team to build learning paths, hands-on labs, quizzes, and high-quality learning material for the Cloud Academy library. At Cloud Academy, it is our mission to support our customers on the cloud technologies that they choose for their businesses. Over the..
Why Azure? Microsoft’s Brandon Middleton talks big data, PaaS, and what’s next for the cloud – Part 2
We recently hosted a webinar with Microsoft’s Brandon Middleton to talk about the benefits of the Azure platform. Today, we’ll be sharing part two of our conversation with Brandon and Cloud Academy’s Ben Lambert, where we’ll be talking about big data, PaaS, single sign-on, the maturity of the Azure platform, and more. How does Azure..