In recent years, the Zero Trust model has been emerging in the IT world: the idea that you are skeptical about identities and constantly verifies users. But how do you build such a thing without driving users insane by typing in additional codes or other security questions?
Category Archives: Architecture
AWS Architecture Icons
Architecture diagrams are a great way to communicate your design, deployment, and topology. AWS has published an official collection of AWS Architecture Icons (formerly Simple Icons) that contain AWS product icons, resources, and other tools to help you build diagrams.
Customers and partners are permitted by AWS to use the resources below to create architecture diagrams. The icons are designed to be simple so that you can easily incorporate them in your diagrams and put them in your whitepapers, presentations, datasheets, posters, or any technical material.
Get started with one of these toolkits.
Compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 and newer (.pptx format).
Compatible with legacy Microsoft PowerPoint versions (.ppt format).
My vision of Cloud Computing 2019
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.
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’.
AWS Security Checklist & Best Practices
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.
VMware in the Clouds recap – reference guide
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)
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
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.
Dive into Microsoft Azure Stack Architecture (part 1)
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
Introduction to vCloud Director Extender
Introduction to vCloud Director Extender, must read for CSP’s!