Welcome to my world of blogs…

Though it is quite a small one, hope to make it bigger with your valuable feedback and support.

Blogging is something I had longed to do, I wish this would help me stay connected to the tech world and share my thoughts…

  • Why Should We Build an Ideation Engine in Our Organization

    March 20, 2023 by

    I’ve always been fascinated by ideas. The kind of ideas that spark innovation, creativity, and problem-solving. The kind of ideas that make you want to jump out of bed and start working on them right away. That’s why I was drawn to the famous tagline from Idea Cellular company: “An idea can change your life”… Read more

  • Optimizing Design and Deployment Process with AI Guidance

    January 31, 2023 by

    We frequently ask questions to gather requirements and provide our designs and solutions. Many organizations standardize their questions for consistency among teams. Can chatbots handle these questions? Yes, AI services can be utilized to make decisions and trigger DevOps pipelines to deploy the desired design or service. By using Infrastructure as Code (IAC), we can… Read more

  • Design By Crowd

    September 14, 2021 by

    Traditionally, Architects work on the end-to-end design and get it reviewed by different stakeholders at the end. You end up waiting several days to get this reviewed by many people in your organization and your customers’ organization. It is clearly a serial activity and waterfall model. In the era of the Public Cloud and agile… Read more

  • Disaster Recovery – Do you really need one?

    September 14, 2021 by

     Last week, Microsoft announced the Preview of Capacity Reservation for VMs. You can reserve VM capacity in your DR region to ensure that you have VM resources available to create or turn on your protected VMs using ASR. ASR does not guarantee that your VMs can be turned on in your DR region in the… Read more

  • Review of Preview – Azure Capacity Reservation

    September 13, 2021 by

    The long waiting feature is now Public Preview. When there is a Azure region disaster recovery, we need our VMs to be turned on in the secondary region. This feature guarantees you the recovery. You may learn about this feature in this URL.  As you know already, Azure Site Recovery does not 100% guarantee to… Read more

  • CHANGE is the New Standard for the Cloud Adoption

    February 12, 2021 by

    What are the standards we should follow when we move on to Public Cloud? We often get this questions during the Public Cloud conversations with different stakeholders. I would say ‘Change’ should be standard. Ahh…What? Be ready to accept a Change Be ready to execute a Change. Be ready to prepare for future Changes. The… Read more

  • What makes you a great presenter ? Confidence

    December 5, 2020 by

    Confidence makes you a good presenter. So, what gets you confidence? It is information, the more you know… the more you build the confidence. Let me write today my story how I developed presentation skills. Now a days I do lot of presentations to clients across the world. It is mostly around technical stuff predominately… Read more

  • What is Cloud Speed? How Do We Accelerate?

    December 2, 2020 by

    We often hear “We want to achieve Cloud Speed” when we talk about deployment and management of Public Cloud. What does that mean? A VM can be deployed in few minutes in Public Cloud so the question is “why do you take longer time to start managing that?”. It is an interesting question, isn’t it?… Read more

  • Azure App Service vNET integration – What you need to know..

    December 2, 2020 by

    Azure App Service supports connecting to Application (App) Server and Database (DB) Server hosted in Azure VM or on-premise server using vNET integration that is part of App Service Plan(ASP). You get such scenarios often if you are migrating your applications landscape to Azure from on-premise. You will have different scenarios like shared DBs or… Read more

  • Review of Preview – vNET Peering Support for Azure Bastion

    November 29, 2020 by

    Much awaited, Badly wanted but was missing from long time. It is now Public Preview…Thanks Microsoft for adding it now. One of the reasons why I was staying away from recommending customers the Azure Bastion primarily because of this missing feature. I think it is the time to change my mind and recommend Azure Bastion… Read more

  • All about Azure Reservation – Azure SQL Database

    August 20, 2020 by

    Let’s focus on Azure SQL Database reservation today. If you have not read my other blog posts on VM, please read it here. You can save cost on SQL costs with Azure reserved capacity. It covers both for Azure SQL database and SQL Managed Instance.  You must be owner of the subscription or EA admin… Read more

  • All About Azure Reservation – Disks

    April 12, 2020 by

    We talked about Azure Reservation for VM in my previous blog post. If you have not read it already, I suggest you to read it. The VM RI discounts applicable only to the VM infrastructure cost but it does not include disks or storage used. Azure Disk Storage reservations combined with Azure reserved VM instances… Read more

  • All About Azure Reservation – Storage

    April 12, 2020 by

    Let me try bring some insight on Azure storage reservations. If you have not read my previous blog posts on VM reserved instance, please read it here. You can save on storage cost for blob data with Azure Storage reserved capacity. It covers both for block blobs and Data Lake Gen2.  You must be owner… Read more

  • Covid 19 – The Monster and the little Boy

    March 28, 2020 by

    There lived a monster in a tiny village. Several Men tried to fight the monster. When they attack the Monster with Swords, it grabbed the weapon and pulled out another one twice as sharp, large and attacked them back. It continued regardless of any methods they tried to fight the monster. However, one day a… Read more

  • Tips when you Work From Home

    March 26, 2020 by

    Work from home is nothing new for us, but amid Covid 19 outbreak we are forced to WFH now. It is our responsibility to exercise social distancing to break the chain and at the same time we need to support our company and our customers. I have been doing the WFH from more than a… Read more

  • Are You Automating Too Much?

    February 25, 2020 by

    We hear lot about the automation now a days. Should we automate anything and everything? Yes, most of it. However, we must understand why do we need to bring automation. As far as I understand, we need to automate if it relates to below mentioned points at least. Is it a repeated task? Does it… Read more

  • Different connectivity methods for Azure Database for PostgreSQL

    February 21, 2020 by

    I am writing this blog to explain different methods for connecting Azure Database for PostgreSQL server those who knows Azure but never worked in PostgreSQL. So, I will not be explaining how to manage databases but managing the PaaS from the portal. You may review details of this PaaS service from the Microsoft documentation to… Read more

  • Review of GA – Azure Bastion Host

    January 6, 2020 by

    I am starting my 2020 year with the review of Azure Bastion Host. It was welcoming to see Microsoft introducing the Azure Bastion Host. It allows you to connect to your VMs without having public IP configured on the VM. I had reviewed the preview of this in my blog last year. I suggest you… Read more

  • Bring a Smile, Make it part of your corporate lifestyle.

    December 15, 2019 by

    A small help can bring smile on someone’s face. Doesn’t matter how big or small, what matters is we do it. How can we make it part of our life style? Let’s decide that we will donate something when we achieve something in our life. Example, when you get a salary increment or bonus or… Read more

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