In moving to the cloud one of the most important concepts is the transition from CapEx to OpEx management of resources. This brings both benefits and challenges which most companies are ill equipped to organize an approach around. I find that customers frequently either don’t know, or haven’t prepared their environment to properly manage costs […]Read more "Azure Cost Management Thoughts"
This is the second in a pair of posts on the most important actions to take to set up and maintain security in your Azure environment. This post picks up where the prior one left off in the list of 10 critical security concepts. (See the first five items here. Also, check out related content in […]Read more "Top 10 Ways to Secure Your Azure Environment – Part 2"
Recently I finished off a 10-part series on the top mistakes to avoid when getting started in Azure. I’d like to complement that content with a follow-up pair of posts focused specifically on security. My objective here is to provide a quick-reference checklist you can use to maximize security benefits from the beginning. Once again, I’m going […]Read more "Top 10 Ways to Secure Your Azure Environment – Part 1"
I’ve frequently talked about how cost management is a critical control to implementing effective Azure Governance. For more on that, check out this video. Microsoft just launched a new YouTube channel to promote usage and learning around Azure Cost Management. CHECK IT OUT! Nathan LasnoskiRead more "Azure Cost Management YouTube Channel"
Last month I spoke at the Wisconsin Technology Association in a panel discussion on technology disruption and digital transformation. I was joined by three other executives where we talked about how we engage the business ecosystem with transformative technologies, enable the operationalized cloud, build skills, and transition their companies. I want to thank the WTA […]Read more "Wisconsin Technology Association & Milwaukee Tech Hub"
I often am asked, “should I put a third party portal in front of my Azure or multi-cloud environment?” They ask for a good reason, they want to achieve control of their cloud environment and help their organization to make good decisions. It often comes from organizations who have a self-service portal in their on-premise […]Read more "Reasons to Avoid Third Party Portals in Front of Azure"
As with most things, simplicity is a virtue when it comes to computing environments. How you establish your systems architecture in Azure is a structural foundation you’ll continue to build on for years. Keep it simple! As I discussed in the last post, don’t fall into the trap of thinking your existing, legacy architectural approach […]Read more "Top 10 Mistakes Companies Make Getting Started with Azure: #2—Building Your Architecture Like a Rube Goldberg Machine"