My vision of Cloud Computing 2019

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The past few years in IT have been very interesting, because of the many, increasingly faster opportunities and techniques, especially as an IT professional and this will only become more interesting next year. Developments are fast, as said, and change is the order of the day. Geo-politics will throw the playing field upside down is my expectation.

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Erik Janssens the big winner at Cloud Architect of the Year 2018!

More than 60 people attended the annual Cloud Architect of the Year award on 15th February. It was held in Dauphine in Amsterdam, the ‘theater’ of the Cloud Architect Alliance. At 7:00 pm the show was started, which was presented excellently by the host, Sophie van Hoytema!

At the start of the award show, the 5 nominees were known and they were all present on this evening. Some also had the necessary ‘supporters’.

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AWS Security Checklist & Best Practices

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You use AWS. It’s secure out of the box, but introducing security issues through misconfiguration is easy…

I found a checklist and I also added the best practices from AWS, this helps me in my daily work to guide me through potential security issues. This can and will help you to tighten up the security of your AWS infrastructure.

The purpose of this article is to remind you of the most urgent security measures that should be taken on your AWS infrastructure. It is by no means exhaustive, and it should be adapted to your specific business use cases.

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VMware in the Clouds recap – reference guide

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This again has been a massive year for VMware. So many clouds so many announcements. Here is a quick portfolio guide to what VMware is offering in public clouds from last year until now. Continue reading

Dive into Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture (part 2)

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Since the Azure Stack Architecture blog became rather long, this blog will cover the second part. You can find part one here.

Initial Azure Stack VM sizes

In Azure Stack TP2 there are only a handful VM sizes, but at GA a lot more VM sizes will be supported, although not all VM sizes can be accommodated yet because they require specific hardware configuration. Continu reading here 

Source: Dive into Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture (part 2) | Azure Stack

Solution architecture: Continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) for Azure Web Apps with Visual Studio Team Services

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For my previous employer I was the architect for designing an e-commerce platform within Azure. A important requirement was to setup a microservices architecture and also a Continuous integration and deployment solution pipeline, so the e-commerce platform would be very agile and dynamic. With some other requirements the best solution for our case, was to work with Azure App Services which enabled us to make continuous web-app deployment easier. Azure App Service is a fast and simple way to create web apps using ASP.NET, Java, Node, or PHP. Our development team was coding with ASP.NET. Making these web apps durable and evergreen requires a continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline to push each of our changes automatically.

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Dive into Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture (part 1)

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Azure Stack: What is it?

At high level, we are bringing the Azure services into your datacenter on your hardware. We’re trying to provide consistency so you can take your workloads, deploy them in Azure or deploy them onprem to Azure Stack. You can move them back and forth for dev/test for regulatory reasons. There is a variety of reasons why you want the full ecosystem in place for Azure Stack. Continu reading here

Source: Dive into Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture (part 1) | Azure Stack

Proud to be a member of the Cloud Architect Alliance (CAA) committee

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I’m proud to announce that since of today, I have been asked by the founders  Freek Beemster and Bart Veldhuis to become a committee member of the Cloud Architect Alliance. I’m very honoured and will do my very best to support this great community.

The Cloud Architect Alliance (CAA) is known for being a no-nonsense non-commercially driven foundation. Connecting (certified) experienced cloud architects and facilitate knowledge sharing. CAA is the leading network event for experienced cloud architects in Europe. Organizing high-end events with focus on relevant topics. Each event is unique and brings best-in-class content delivered by thought leaders from the industry.

More information visit the CAA website

You can register for the next upcoming event: How to manage this shitstorm called Cloud. 

Setting up a Cloud Center of Excellence can be quite challenging for organizations. Getting the right processes in place to keep the cloud-spent under control without choking the organizations innovative capabilities requires a new way of thinking. Traditional governance is just not going to cut it. During this event we will dive into the lessons learned from organization that have set-up their Cloud CoE and take you more into detail on how to properly keep your cloud under control.

On Thursday November 16th, we will host this event in Amsterdam. Restaurant Dauphine will be the place to be, as usual.

click here to Register 

 

 

 

VeeamOn Tour 2017 – Spijkenisse Netherlands Summary

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Veeam is touring through the Netherlands and one of these stops was Spijkenisse. I blocked this date in my calendar because as a Blogger and Cloud Evangelist, I wanted to attend. Although I visited VeeamON in New Orleans, I was excited for an update about their upcoming releases and the other topics sounded also very interesting.

VeeamON Tour began with a warm welcome from Lodewijk van Klaveren, Manager Channels Benelux and a strategic overview where Veeam was and where Veeam will be heading in the future. This was held very short to give the audience enough time to hear about all the new technical stuff Veeam will offer in the upcoming release.

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