1804, 2019

Everything You Need To Know To Prepare For SQL Server 2008 End Of Support

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Azure|Tags: , |

      As the first in a series of podcasts discussing the benefits of digital transformation, we decided to take a closer look at the impact of end of support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 happening on July 9, 2019. For organizations still running business-critical applications on this legacy platform, it’s an ideal opportunity to move to the cloud and increase agility while driving down costs. To help us explore these opportunities, Mike Baiano, BrainScale Cloud Architect, caught up with Tim Walton of Microsoft. As a Partner Technology Strategist, Tim helps clients succeed by leveraging the power of Azure. Tim and I enjoyed a great conversation about the virtues of upgrading to the latest

1004, 2019

Gits, TFSs, SVNs of the World

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: Azure|Tags: , , , , , |

  Source code control and various code versioning products have been around for many years and is probably an outdated topic. While these have been around for many years, products evolve, and when working with different teams, I still find that while people use these products, their depth of understanding of a product is not very good and often that leads to challenges in effective usage. In all the list of things a developer is supposed to know and master, somehow source control knowledge seems to be on the backseat. With increased usage of DevOps and CICD pipelines, this limited knowledge can cause serious issues when it comes to automated deployments, because the chances of wrong code being released become

1603, 2019


By |March 16th, 2019|Categories: Azure, News, Reserved Instances|Tags: , , |

  In my earlier 3-part blog series on Reserved Instances (RI), I had talked so far about estimations, savings and the bill tracking. Another point for completeness of this series is a discussion on refunds. If at any point during the usage of RI, you conclude that RI isn’t effective, or the business need itself is over, then you can cancel the RI. Based on pro-rated consumption (from start till date) and some % as early terminations fees, Microsoft (MS) will calculate the cost consumed so far and refund the balance amount. On cancellation, you (Organization Admin) will receive a mail with the subject line as something like – “Azure Virtual Machines Reserved Instance <reservation name> was canceled”. The mail

2712, 2018

Building Blocks of Enterprise IoT Solutions

By |December 27th, 2018|Categories: Azure, Azure Security Center, Big data, Governance, IoT, Security, Uncategorized, Windows Azure Bootcamp|Tags: , , , , |

  We all have looked at the IoT value matrix, device and their sensor capabilities which enhances productive yield where organizations and individuals are gearing up to tap in the potential to enhance and transform their business model. However, during the discovery process to transform your business using IoT, the aspects which should be considered are, your devices should have right sensors, they should seamlessly integrate into your current ecosystem, and they should focus on making/ deriving decisions for you faster. The IoT use case should focus on. 1.       Business transformation 2.       Operational Efficiency and Cost-benefit analysis 3.       GxP guidelines  4.       Future proofing the solution by Adaptive or progressive improvisation via analytics To realize these strategic ideations of the use

2612, 2018

Terraform on Azure

By |December 26th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Today we are going to learn about Terraform. What is Terraform and why do you care? Hashicorp's Terraform is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tool designed for creating, managing, updating, and versioning reproducible application infrastructure. Terraform enables you to safely and predictably create, change, and improve production infrastructure. It is an open source tool that codifies APIs into declarative configuration files that can be shared amongst team members, treated as code, edited, reviewed, and versioned. First of all, there are a lot of ways in which you can create your image, Packer being a great option, but I’m just going to show you the simple, manual way because I think it gives you a good idea of what’s happening. Then we’re going to

2412, 2018

Managers and Leaders

By |December 24th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

  The other day a colleague shared this article. Over the years, I have read many articles on this topic. Some give 5 differences, some will give 10 and so on. While all points written here, I have already read elsewhere, but to be fair to the writer, there are some different examples that he has used. However, as mentioned by another reader, the tone of the article is somewhat trying to put managers lower than leaders. However, to me this comparison itself is flawed. It is like comparing apples and oranges, both are fruits, but are very different. Asking why an orange is not red like an apple or vice versa or citing differences between the two, is probably

1412, 2018

Redis Open Source – What You Need to Know

By |December 14th, 2018|Categories: Azure, Big data, caching, Creative, Datacenter Migration|Tags: , , , , , |

  Caching: Caching is the process of storing some data in Cache. Cache is a temporary storage component area where the data is stored so that in future, Data can be served faster instead of hitting database servers all the time. We have different cache tools which include Redis, Memcache, Ncache etc., Redis Cache Redis stands for Remote Dictionary Server, it is an open source (BSD Licensed) in-memory key value data store. It can be used as a Database, Cache or as a message broker. It is written in C language and it supports various data structures such as Strings, Hashes, Lists, sets etc. What Is In-Memory, Key-Value Store: Key-Value store is a storage system where data is stored in form

1112, 2018


By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: digital medicine, Governance, Healthcare, HIPAA Compliant, IoT, Marketing, Medicine, News, Security, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  On December 5th, over 300 top healthcare and life sciences leaders from around the globe gathered at the Microsoft Conference Center in NYC for the 2nd annual Digital Medicine Conference. The advent of digital transformation is driving changes in the way healthcare is delivered. These visionaries met for three days to share how advances in technology are driving improved patient outcomes while controlling costs and streamlining the delivery of care. Slides below from Daniel Kraft, MD closing talk on The Future of Health & Medicine: Leaders in healthcare innovation assembled to learn about how expanded telehealth service delivery, remote patient monitoring with IOT devices, and exciting new technologies such as Blockchain are having a positive impact across key metrics supporting

412, 2018

Digital Medicine’s future is with Cloud Computing: Three Vital Benefits of Migrating to the Cloud

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Azure, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Storage, Big data, Electronic Health Record, Events, Governance, IoT|Tags: , , , , , |

  The global Healthcare IT Market size is expected to be around $53.3 billion in 2019. It has seen a significant turnaround due to advancements in technology, one of the advancements, Cloud Computing. The global healthcare cloud computing market itself, is expected to become about $10 billion by 2020 (with a CAGR of almost 20%). By migrating to the cloud, Healthcare IT management is becoming easier, cheaper, more connected, and more real-time. The benefits of migrating to the cloud are becoming vital to the general community. Three benefits are: Electronic Heath Record (EHR) – For many years, patient records were maintained in varied formats that were inaccessible not only due to custom formats and lack of digitization but also due

2711, 2018

Notes on implementing Azure management groups

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Azure, Governance|

Using Azure management groups can bestow a ton on benefits in terms of consistent setup, securing and managing Azure subscriptions. However, setting up Azure management groups and using those management groups appropriately is more involved. Below are some notes from our experience that we hope could be of benefit. Azure Management Groups - Visual Retrofitting management groups: Unless you are starting with Azure afresh, you do not have the luxury of designing your management group hierarchy from scratch. You have to set up your management groups so that it supports your Subscription usage pattern and does not break existing functionality. You could ask the Cloud Architecture team in your enterprise to explain the design philosophy behind the creation