We know that the cloud is a foregone conclusion for new workload deployment for the majority of use cases, but I am frequently challenged about legacy workloads by curious companies. There are a multitude of reasons to migrate legacy workloads, from flexibility, to control, to infrastructure-as-code, to management modernization, but today I want to focus […]Read more "The Number One Reason to Migrate Legacy Workloads to Azure"
The movement to the cloud is driving not only workload transformation but team transformation as well. A common question I’m asked is “how does the move to the cloud change my IT org structure?” The movement to the cloud is only one of the factors impacting the change of the IT org structure, while it […]Read more "Cloud Modernization’s Impact on Organizational Structure"
In moving to the cloud one of the most important concepts is the transition from CapEx to OpEx management of resources. This brings both benefits and challenges which most companies are ill equipped to organize an approach around. I find that customers frequently either don’t know, or haven’t prepared their environment to properly manage costs […]Read more "Azure Cost Management Thoughts"
This is the second in a pair of posts on the most important actions to take to set up and maintain security in your Azure environment. This post picks up where the prior one left off in the list of 10 critical security concepts. (See the first five items here. Also, check out related content in […]Read more "Top 10 Ways to Secure Your Azure Environment – Part 2"
Recently I finished off a 10-part series on the top mistakes to avoid when getting started in Azure. I’d like to complement that content with a follow-up pair of posts focused specifically on security. My objective here is to provide a quick-reference checklist you can use to maximize security benefits from the beginning. Once again, I’m going […]Read more "Top 10 Ways to Secure Your Azure Environment – Part 1"
I’ve frequently talked about how cost management is a critical control to implementing effective Azure Governance. For more on that, check out this video. Microsoft just launched a new YouTube channel to promote usage and learning around Azure Cost Management. CHECK IT OUT! Nathan LasnoskiRead more "Azure Cost Management YouTube Channel"
Last month I spoke at the Wisconsin Technology Association in a panel discussion on technology disruption and digital transformation. I was joined by three other executives where we talked about how we engage the business ecosystem with transformative technologies, enable the operationalized cloud, build skills, and transition their companies. I want to thank the WTA […]Read more "Wisconsin Technology Association & Milwaukee Tech Hub"