Category Archives: IaaS

Accessing an EC2 instance with RDP when deployed to a VPC

My Amazon experiments are coming along but I’ve had to step back from some of my ambitious plans to cover key workloads like DR and HA to focus on the AWS foundations first. Things like virtual networks or what Amazon … Continue reading

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Examining How AWS and Azure Handle Key Workloads

I’ve spent over three years now working 40 hours(ish) a week on a cloud platform. My jobs have included helping debug issues on that platform, helping design, code, and deliver a production SaaS solution on that platform, teaching developers how … Continue reading

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Moving Apps to the Cloud (Good, Better, Best) – Part 2

First, my apologies for the delay in getting part 2 written, my only excuse is that I really wanted to understand a broader set of options for building Hybrid solutions in the cloud. You know from part 1 that this … Continue reading

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Resiliency in the Cloud: If you build it … it WILL break

I felt compelled to take a quick break from my 3 part series on moving apps to the cloud to focus on a major topic with cloud solutions. That topic is resiliency and in light of the recent outage for … Continue reading

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Moving Apps to the Cloud (Good, Better, Best) – Part 1

We are a few weeks removed from TechEd 2012 in Orlando (June 11th – 14th) and I was reflecting on all of the stuff I learned as me and two of my colleagues put together our breakout session titled “How … Continue reading

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Setup and Deploy a DTC App in Windows Azure

Intro As part of my TechEd 2012 talk I went through the process of configuring and deploying an application that requires the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (aka DTC).  This piece of Windows Server infrastructure is more commonly found in legacy … Continue reading

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