Spectre/Meltdown: An Azure Retrospective

I recall back in December 2017, I was 5 months onto my new job at ICF Next and just fully taken over a major Azure customer that had a critical web application hosted on Azure Classic. We had started hearing about meltdown and spectre earlier in the week and I also recall reading a Microsoft […]

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Quick Overview of Microsoft Ignite 2019

Summary This year, I again had the great opportunity to go to Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Florida. I was not sure I was going to make it due to this horrible flu me and my wife caught a week before but as soon as I told my body that I might miss a Microsoft conference, […]

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A Preparation Guide for AZ-300

  Today,¬† I took the AZ-300 (Microsoft Azure Technologies) and passed with the best score so far in any certification exam I took. As many of you know, AZ-300 is the first exam of the two exams required to get the Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert¬†role. After taking the exam, it seems like the […]

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Azure Disks vs AWS EBS

Introduction Talking to different Customers and even Architects in the Cloud Computing world, I noticed that Azure disks seem to have a bad reputation compared to AWS’s EBS volumes. There is a lot of chatter of how users tend to experience lots of latency when using Azure disks and experience performance issues that affect their […]

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WordPress High Availability

Introduction: High Availability¬†within WordPress is a complex issue. Unlike AEM and SiteCore, WordPress does not have an authoring node in its default design. So the challenge is whenever an author goes to /wp-admin and authors content, how do we make sure all nodes are in sync ? In the past and in some current environments, […]

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