So long and thanks for the fish … leaving Microsoft

So after 5 great years at Microsoft UK it’s time for me to say so long as I move on to new things although I fully expect to remain part of the Microsoft ecosystem and still haunt the corridors of the UK Campus from time to time! So what does a Microsoft Architect do after…


How Secure is your cloud?

http://mattdeacon.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/how-secure-is-you-cloud/


Azure Architectural Guidance Part 1 Review: Migration

I once had the chance to move over to Redmond to deliver architectural guidance for Azure with the patterns & practices group so you can imagine my interest in seeing what they managed to produce in my absence, despite it taking quite a while to get this out there. Where to get it Documentation: Source…

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The Economics of Cloud Integration

I met up with an integration partner the other day and we talked about how cloud could impact their business. He talked about the typical integration project and that it was quite an investment for the customer. Phase 1: Partner builds out integration solution Phase 2: Initiates technical training for customer IT staff Phase 3:…


Appfabric: the gateway to the cloud, an easyjet story.

A year ago, easyjet would not have predicted the level of cloud adoption it has seen across its core IT assets. At Architect Insight last year, Andy Caddy, Head of Enterprise Architecture gave an account of their IT cloud strategy explaining that easyjet was a £2.5 billion business whose revenue nearly alls comes through easyjet.com. …


The Pre-Manufactured Data Centre

Neat video that describes Microsoft’s data centre evolution from “Generation 4 vision” towards the pre-manufacturing of every part of the data centre: the IT, mechanical and electrical components as part of Pre-Assembled Components that they call an “ITPAC”. Take a look at the video here


Dave Chappell on Azure and other cloud offerings

been out a while but here’s a great interview* between Dave Gristwood and Dave Chappell on the value of Azure in comparison with other cloud platforms like AWS, Google AppEngine and Force.com well worth the time to watch! * Ok, so when I say great video – I did the filming so am to blame…


Upcoming North Eastern Cloud Events

Quick note before going on leave to make sure you are aware of the following cloud events in Newcastle on the 29th July. Both Simon Davies and I will be there but if that’s not enough then there will be loads of other great talks on … CloudSeminar How ‘the cloud’ can help your IT…


Implications of the Cloud

This March I met with 30 senior architects for two days to discuss cloud computing and what impact this might have on enterprise.   Sessions were delivered from Industry trade associations, industry analysts, early adopters of cloud computing plus sessions covering what Microsoft are up to in this space around data centres, BPOS and Azure….