February 1, 2017 marks the 7th anniversary of when Microsoft turned on billing for the new Microsoft Azure service. Happy birthday Azure! Initially the service had a fraction of the features and services it has today. There's been a tremendous growth on the platform over the years as a result of incredible investment by Microsoft.…Read more Happy 7th Birthday Microsoft Azure!
The Microsoft Cloud Platform roadmap provides a snapshot of what Microsoft is working on in their Cloud Platform business. You can use the roadmap to find out what they've recently made generally available, released into public preview, are still developing and testing, or are no longer developing. The Microsoft Cloud Platform Roadmap really gives you a nice…Read more Microsoft Cloud Platform Roadmap
Microsoft Azure is generally available in over 30 regions around the world. Each region is home to a vast array of servers hosted within 1 or more datacenters.. This is something that's very apparent in Azure; especially since you need to choose a specific Azure region to host services in. However, something that's not quite…Read more Azure Region Pairs Explained
Many organizations are finding that they are integrating solutions across multiple cloud providers these days. Many complete systems are contained within a single cloud provider, but many different systems may be spread across multiple cloud providers. We're starting to enter a world of the Polynimbus Enterprise; an enterprise that uses 2 or more cloud platform…Read more The Polynimbus Cloud Enterprise
Traditional shared hosting providers generally cost anywhere between $8 - $10 USD per month. The reason is you need to reserve some CPU and Memory resources on a VM to host your website. These are very useful for hosting dynamic web sites or applications with small amounts of traffic. However, if you have a static…Read more Static Website Hosting in Azure Storage
Over the last 2 years, since the 3 core Microsoft Azure certification exams were originally published there have been a tremendous amount of changes to the Microsoft Azure platform and ecosystem. These 3 core exams targeted towards Architecture, Infrastructure, and Developer roles were originally published before Azure Resource Manager (ARM) existed and fully covered Azure…Read more Microsoft Azure Certification Exams Get Major ARM Refresh
It's been about 2 years since the 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions certification exam was first release. Over that time there's been a couple updates to keep it relevant with the ever changing landscape of the Microsoft Azure platform. The previous update was released in March 2016, which is a very long time when it comes to…Read more Azure Architecture Exam (70-534) Gets ARM Refresh