So, it has been way too long since I have posted anything on this blog, so time for a little update on what I have been doing.
For the last couple of months, I have been working on a project in my spare time. The project is about building consistent IT environment no matter what datacenter you are using, it could be a datacenter in your basement or it could be in a public cloud like Microsoft Azure. My view on the matter is that you should use the same mindset no matter what datacenter you will be using. We probably all know that you don’t have the same control over the Azure datacenter as you have on your on-premises datacenter, but that doesn’t mean that you should do everything differently. In fact, from my point of view, you should do as much in the same way as possible and then take advantage of the possibilities you have for each type of datacenter. An example of that could be, use the backup and recovery services that are present in Azure instead of forcing your on-premises solution onto Azure datacenter. If you do choose to use your on-premises backup solution be aware that data traffic on Azure has a cost, and you need to decide if it is worth that cost to use the on-premises backup solution. This example is just one of many, but that is the kind of thinking we need to have in all the aspects of what is going on in the datacenter. By having this mindset, you will be able to deliver the best solution for your customers or your own organization.
My work so far has resulted in a small application based on PowerShell that I got to present Friday on the virtual expo held by Eric (@XenAppBlog). This presentation was also my first webinar, and I must say that it was a nice experience, even though my sound messed up at the end. Thankfully Eric allowed me to do a wrap up my presentation before the next session started.
I hope that the listeners on the webinar found my views and deployment tool interesting and that I wasn’t too boring to listen to 🙂 I really want to thank Eric for giving me the chance to present, I was a bit nervous about it, but I like to push myself a bit to become better at what I do. I will do a more dedicated blog post on my deployment tool in the coming week and as I said on the webinar the deployment tool is still a work in progress.