Transitioning from On-Prem Virtual Machines to More Cost Effective Azure Cloud Models

Transitioning from On-Prem VMs to the Cloud via ‘Lift-and-Shift’ On February 14th, 2017, the last of my company’s physical servers were powered-off and then scheduled to be unracked and boxed for shipping out of the co-location hosting data centre. The physical servers that my company had invested in and setup to power our development, testing,…

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IaC on Azure – Linux Virtual Machine Deployment in a breeze with ARM Template

Previously, I demonstrated on the topic of Windows Server Virtual Machine Deployment made easy with ARM Template, but the use of an ARM Template is just not about deploying Microsoft Windows Server. With Microsoft Azure IaaS today, you can deploy multiple Linux Distros (Eg. CentOS, Ubuntu, Red Hat, SUSE Linux Enterprise or others) that are…


IaC on Azure – An introduction of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template

What is Infrastructure as Code (IaC)? Infrastructure as Code is a process of managing and provisioning computing infrastructure with some declarative approach while setting their configuration using definition files instead of traditional interactive configuration tools.   What are the benefits of IaC? Consistency Consistently achieve standardised provisioning or deployment Accelerating Accelerating provisioning or deployment rapidly…