Azure Networking

Virtual Network (VNet) IP Address: similar to physical addresses Assign an address space Subnets – allow you to segment networks Resource Grouping, Address Allocation, Secure subnets with network security groups Every VNet belongs to a single region. Every resource on the VNEt must be in the same region too Each VNet belongs to a subscription… Continue reading Azure Networking

Azure Compute

Virtual Machines What is a Virtual Machine: doesn’t have its own hardware Part of the IaaS, includes the networking components. Use the Azure Portal to manage large numbers of VMs and even hybrid clouds Use Azure Blueprints to make your VMs comply with company guidelines Recommendations for improvements to ensure better security, higher availability, and… Continue reading Azure Compute

Azure Architecture

Regions A region is a set of datacenters deployed within a latency-defined perimeter and connected through a dedicated regional low-latency network. each region has more than one data center. East US is Virginia, but more than one datacenter is linked. “Latency defined perimeter”: latency is the time it takes data to travel. Also means that… Continue reading Azure Architecture

Azure Cloud Concepts

Introduction Cloud Computing: Compute, Networking, and Storage. The Language of Cloud Computing High Availability: a number of virtual machines cover each other in a cluster Fault Tolerance: resilience of cloud computing, zero down time Disaster Recovery: Catastrophic disaster – complete plan to recover critical business systems. Specific points: Designated Time to Recovery (how long does… Continue reading Azure Cloud Concepts

3D printing

Background You might be wondering why I am writing about 3D printing out of the norm of my blog. I had the opportunity to work with Ralph Iannone and Jack Smorto, two engineers who were fellow classmates of mine at Stevens Institute of Technology. Our goal is to print game items for giant Monopoly and… Continue reading 3D printing


Migrating Data with AWS Snow Family Snowcone, Snowball Edge, Snowmobile Its a sack of hard drives that amazon ships to you. Some have built in computing. Ship the data physically to AWS. Snowcone – 8TB of storage, 4 GB of memory, 2 vCPUs. Easily migrate data to AWS after you’ve processed it. IoT sensor integration,… Continue reading migration


Manazing Multiple AWS Accounts with Organizations AWS Organization allows us to create multiple AWS accounts and apply standards. In the Prod, Development, Beta accounts. If we separate out accounts, something that happens in one account does not affect another account. Logging Account – an AWS account that has S3 buckets. Cloudtrail can centralize logs on… Continue reading governance


Why do we automate? time security consistency Cloudformation – infrastructure as code. Elastic Beanstalk – scaling web applications and services developed with a variety of supported languages Systems Manager – gives you the ability to patch, update, manage, and configure your EC2 instances along with on-premise architecture Lazy is a good thing – whenever possible,… Continue reading automation


Serverless computing Lambda and Fargate. Lambda is a serverless compute service that lets you run code without provisioning or managing the underlying servers. Its like you’re running code without computers. Runtime – you pick an available runtime or bring your own. Permissions – you need to attach a role for an AWS API call Networking… Continue reading serverless

big data

Exploring large redshift databases The 3 V’s of Big Data: Volume – ranging from terabytes to petabytes Variety – includes data from a wide range of sources and formats Velocity – businesses require speed, data needs to be collected, stored, processed, and analyzed within a short period of time. Redshift is a fully managed petabyte-scale… Continue reading big data