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AWSome day London Jan 2016

I recently attended the London AWSome day (Jan 2016) focussed around the Amazon Web Services platform. As someone who has specialised in Azure for the last few years I think its important to try and keep a broader mindset when it comes to cloud providers (suitably embarrassed that this was my first foray into AWS!). Its worth remembering that you should try and focus on the cloud architecture and associated patterns/best practices they are of course technology agnostic so equally applicable no matter the technology provider. The event was really a 101 introduction to AWS so I'm not going to ev…

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Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview

If you've been following Microsoft's journey with their cloud platform you'll know they have invested heavily in differentiating themselves from the other providers. One of the key facets of this strategy has been to target hybrid clouds by making it simpler to bridge between on-premise and Azure. The release of the Azure Stack Technical Preview (formerly known as Azure Pack) is an exciting step onwards in the hybrid cloud story. In simple terms what is it? Azure in your datacentre The rationale behind Azure Stack is to provide organisations (hardware requirements) to be able to blur the lines…

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