Last Saturday I attended Global Azure Bootcamp which was held in Microsoft Tampa office, hosted by Blain Barton of Microsoft. With presentations from Dan Patrick of Opsigility, Alex Melching and Blain himself, Azure bootcamp was a great primer/refresher to the Azure offerings. I especially enjoyed the Post-Build-conference offerings, announcements and demos pertaining to the new Azure-AWS parity. Great stuff!
Here are Some Random Notes/Links from the Talk!
- Azure Quickstart Templates (must see!)
- What is Azure Resource Manager
- Microsoft OMS - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/operations-management-suite/overview.aspx
- Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Overview - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/dsc/overview
- VorlonJS – A Journey to DevOps: Infrastructure as Code with Microsoft Azure and Resource Manager https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/devops/2016/01/27/vorlonjs-a-journey-to-devops-infrastructure-as-code-with-microsoft-azure-and-resource-manager/
- Azure Readiness - https://github.com/Azure-Readiness/HOL-Intro-to-Azure
- AWS Direct Connect - https://aws.amazon.com/directconnect/
- Secure Cloud Interconnect - http://www.verizonenterprise.com/products/networking/secure-cloud-interconnect/
- Peak 10 http://www.peak10.com/
- Cloud Providers - http://callibt.com/cloud-providers/
- Creating and deploying Azure resource groups through Visual Studio - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/vs-azure-tools-resource-groups-deployment-projects-create-deploy/
- Docker Swarm - https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/tree/master/docker-swarm-cluster
- ExpressRoute: Connecting Private and Public Clouds through - video.ch9.ms/sessions/teched/na/2014/DCIM-B423.pptx
An interesting portrayal of Microservices by Martin Fowler.
The term "Microservice Architecture" has sprung up over the last few years to describe a particular way of designing software applications as suites of independently deployable services. While there is no precise definition of this architectural style, there are certain common characteristics around organization around business capability, automated deployment, intelligence in the endpoints, and decentralized control of languages and data.
MSDN Blogs: Cloud Architecture Series - CQRS Part 1 (Bruno Terkaly)
MSDN Magazine: CQRS on Windows Azure (Mark Seeman)
CQRS Starting Page (Rinat Abdullin)
The Best Way to Learn CQRS, DDD, and Event SOurcing (Rinat Abdullin)
MSDN: CQRS Journey Project
Slides: CQRS: Command/Query Responsibility Segregation
Slides: CQRS and Event Sourcing, An Alternative Architecture for DDD (Dennis Doomen)
It’s raining data. Actually, it’s more like a hurricane.
Every website, email, SMS text, mouse click, download and online purchase generates data, a lot of data.
This data is being assembled into massive data sets and used by scientists, researchers, companies and the government to develop new products, predict epidemics, understand consumer behavior and formulate public policies.
Entrepreneurs are pursuing these “Big Data” opportunities in what is becoming the 21st century equivalent of the gold rush.
Our speakers will share their views on the opportunities and challenges entrepreneurs face in building a Big Data venture.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
California Institute of Technology
Program: 9:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Baxter Lecture Hall
Networking: 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Baxter Lecture Hall
Cloud camp LA happened couple of weeks ago at the coresite campus in downtown LA. The highlights of the evening were Dave Nielsen's intro, Lynn Langit's NOSQL session, Bret Statham's CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) talk and coresite's datacenter tour.
I have attended cloudcamps organized by Dave Nielsen in the past but this particular event wasn't as organized as the one at Microsoft campus couple of years ago (and through no fault of his own). Dave is a Co-Founder of CloudCamp and author of the book PayPal Hacks. The event started late and hence the unconference style sessions and panels were cut short and disrupted. Lots of echo so it was hard to hear and topics which came out of un-conference discussion weren't quite diverse and well organized even for an unconference. However, the data center tour was fun!
and a much nicer write-up by morphlaps on CloudCamp LA – Why Open Source (and OpenStack) Matters To the Enterprise
CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged you to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.
Location: CoreSite Data Center 900 North Alameda Street ** Free parking for participants in CoreSite's lot accessible from Bauchet Street. Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Note: CoreSite has offered to provide tours of the data center to interested attendees at 7:30pm and 8:15pm
6:00 pm Food, Drinks & Data Center Tours
6:30 pm Kick-off
6:45 pm Lightning Talks
- "The Economically Unstoppable Cloud" - Dave Nielsen of CloudCamp
- "Cloud Computing Risk Mitigation via Contract Negotiation & Vendor Management" by Thomas Trappler, Director of Software Licensing, UCLA
- "Why the Enterprise should care about Open Source in cloud" by Winston Damarillo, CEO, Morphlabs
- "Why Data Center Matters when Deploying Your Own Cloud" by Regis Malloy, VP Strategic Alliance, CoreSite
7:15 pm Organize Breakout Sessions
- "SQL & BigData" by Lynn Langitt
- "Cloud Security Alliance" by Jason Woloz
- "Intro to Cloud for non-techies" by Dave Nielsen
- "The future of Cloud Computing" by Dave Nielsen
7:30 pm Breakout Sessions Round 1
Unconference Session Topics TBD
Data Center Tour (round 1)
8:15 pm Breakout Sessions Round 2
Unconference Session Topics TBD
Data Center Tour (round 2)
9:00 pm Wrap-up