Azure Availability Zones (AZs) are gradually rolling out around the globe, and a common question I see is what is the difference between the existing Azure Availability Set construct and the new Availability Zone construct? Can they co-exist, does one replace the other... there are lots of questions! In this post I'm going to explore … Continue reading Understanding Azure Availability Sets and Availability Zones
Over the last several months I've been involved in the coordination of multiple online community events and a constant struggle I see is the choice of platforms out there to host these sort of events. In this post I am going to run through how Azure can provide all you need if you wanted to … Continue reading Building a virtual event platform using Microsoft Azure
No. Thanks for coming to my TED talk. I work for Microsoft, but not on the teams who work on .Net or Visual Studio. This piece is entirely *my* opinion and is not informed via any internal insights I hold! Seriously though, what *does* the future hold for .Net developers in 2020? Just last week … Continue reading I’m a .Net developer, do I need to switch languages?
Update: July 2014: AWS announced that customers can now manage ELB timeouts. Read more here: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/elb-idle-timeout-control/ After what seems like ages we finally managed to get to the bottom of the weird issues we were having with a load balanced instance of Umbraco hosted at Amazon Web Services. Despite having followed Umbraco's load balancing guide and … Continue reading Gone in 60 Seconds – Cloud Load Balancing Timeouts
Here we are at just past the half way mark of 2012 and it's time to ask yourself "do I have any skin in the cloud game?" Through 2011 and 2012 the relative strength of the Australian dollar has meant the cost of entry to the major cloud platforms has dropped significantly for Australian businesses. … Continue reading You Can See The Storm Early If You Watch The Clouds