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App Modernization 2: Dos and Dont’s

Continuing my previous post on Application Modernization, here I talk about some approaches that work, and some that don’t. tl;dr: Take your time moving to the cloud, and take the time to split the migration into stages – so that you can start taking advantage of the cloud using fairly simple architecture, then, as you […]

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App Modernization 1: What defines a Cloud-Ready Application?

A significant portion of my time working in Azure is spent working with clients who are planning on moving, are moving, or have moved existing applications to the cloud. This, of course, makes sense – it’s nice to imagine a world in which new business applications can be rebuilt on a regular basis, but in […]

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Making VHD Uploads to Azure Faster

Often, when I’m working with my clients, they request that I upload a disk image for them that they will use in Azure. I usually discourage this practice, because it makes standing up VMs more challenging, and very quickly, the uploaded image will be out of date. A¬†preferred deployment method is to use the standard […]