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Features and Implementation of Windows Azure
Posted 26 December 2016 / By Matt Carolan / Azure

businessman-cloudWindows Azure is certainly among the most innovative and extensively used cloud development platforms that are known today. In particular, the platform is very essential for small and medium-sized businesses. It comes with a number of features that enable users to meet their business demands in all respects. If a small or medium-sized business’s Read More

Matt Carolan
Over 15 years working in the IT industry worldwide.
Today Matt is known for his work consulting in the Cloud Space as a Solution Architect with Softchoice. The opinions expressed by Matt represent his own and not those of Softchoice.
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Microsoft Ignite Highlights
Posted 18 October 2016 / By Matt Carolan / Azure/ Events

msigniteSo the end of last month saw the conclusion of Microsoft’s big conference event called Ignite.
This was where a lot of new features for Azure were announced and also was the trigger for lots of change to kick in on the 1st of October including big price reductions for Azure.
It’s been 2 weeks and now that the dust has settled I thought it would be good to recap what I felt were some of the major announcements to come out of it. Read More

Matt Carolan
Over 15 years working in the IT industry worldwide.
Today Matt is known for his work consulting in the Cloud Space as a Solution Architect with Softchoice. The opinions expressed by Matt represent his own and not those of Softchoice.
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Can Azure Save Vancouver Canada?
Posted 15 October 2016 / By Matt Carolan / Azure/ Events

businessman-cloudI wrote a similar article about Disaster Recovery and relating it to a big storm we had in Vancouver, Canada around this time last year. Here we are a year later and another big storm is hitting us.
Growing up in Australia I’m use to much worse storms where we see flooding, trees down, lightning strikes, hail, wind that you can barely walk in, crocodiles in your backyard… and that’s considered normal.
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Matt Carolan
Over 15 years working in the IT industry worldwide.
Today Matt is known for his work consulting in the Cloud Space as a Solution Architect with Softchoice. The opinions expressed by Matt represent his own and not those of Softchoice.
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WHICH MICROSOFT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE IN CLOUD COMPUTING?
Posted 12 September 2016 / By Matt Carolan / Azure

Azure-CertifiedMicrosoft provides cloud computing services through its Azure Platform, which was released in 2008 as Windows Azure, and later changed to Microsoft Azure in 2014. The cloud platform provides means by which building, deployment, and management of services and applications can be achieved across the Microsoft – managed and hosted data centers. The services available in Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform include: Read More

Matt Carolan
Over 15 years working in the IT industry worldwide.
Today Matt is known for his work consulting in the Cloud Space as a Solution Architect with Softchoice. The opinions expressed by Matt represent his own and not those of Softchoice.
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How Microsoft Azure Is Gaining Market Share in Cloud Services? And How to Optimize for It?
Posted 11 July 2016 / By Matt Carolan / Azure

21Since its launch as a server-based cloud platform for Windows, Microsoft Azure has transformed into a highly flexible cloud-based platform. It provides the developers with an abundance of options when it comes to choosing framework, language, tools, etc. Let us have a look at how Microsoft Azure is gaining a dominant position in the market. Read More

Matt Carolan
Over 15 years working in the IT industry worldwide.
Today Matt is known for his work consulting in the Cloud Space as a Solution Architect with Softchoice. The opinions expressed by Matt represent his own and not those of Softchoice.
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10 ways to Survive the Public Cloud
Posted 3 August 2015 / By Matt Carolan / AWS/ Azure/ General/ Google/ IBM/ PaaS/ Softlayer/ vCloud Air/ VMware

Public Cloud Toolbox

 

The cloud to even a seasoned expert can be quite a maze.
Like all things in the IT world there is more than 1 correct way to do the same task or solution implementation. Once you’ve finally settled on the Public Cloud solution which makes sense to your business the tunnel gets deeper. Read More

Matt Carolan
Over 15 years working in the IT industry worldwide.
Today Matt is known for his work consulting in the Cloud Space as a Solution Architect with Softchoice. The opinions expressed by Matt represent his own and not those of Softchoice.
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Azure popping up Everywhere!
Posted 2 July 2015 / By Matt Carolan / Azure/ IaaS/ New Cloud Announcements

Azure Global

The presence of Azure Data Centers are appearing everywhere world wide all of a sudden.
Well maybe not “all of a sudden” but the expansion seems to be surpassing other cloud leaders.
The two (2) biggest concerns people have about cloud when I give talks, is Security and Bandwidth/Latency.
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Matt Carolan
Over 15 years working in the IT industry worldwide.
Today Matt is known for his work consulting in the Cloud Space as a Solution Architect with Softchoice. The opinions expressed by Matt represent his own and not those of Softchoice.
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Microsoft and Apple trading places
Posted 26 June 2015 / By Matt Carolan / Apple/ AWS/ Azure

Changing of the Guard
Out with the old and in with the new… or is it just the same old story, but only someone new?
As cryptic as this sounds, it’s what I’ve come to start thinking recently about Microsoft.
Their endeavor to discover what Apple’s secret is I think, in their new products they’ve lost their old ways and become just like the old Apple.
In the 80’s and 90’s the Apple vs Microsoft war back then was simple… to me anyway.

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Matt Carolan
Over 15 years working in the IT industry worldwide.
Today Matt is known for his work consulting in the Cloud Space as a Solution Architect with Softchoice. The opinions expressed by Matt represent his own and not those of Softchoice.
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Public Cloud in Canada
Posted 7 June 2015 / By Matt Carolan / Azure/ IBM/ New in the Cloud/ Softlayer

Public Cloud in Canada

 

So I struggle a little bit to understand this but none of the
Major Public Cloud players have a DC (Data Centre) locations
in Canada, that is with the exception of 1.
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Matt Carolan
Over 15 years working in the IT industry worldwide.
Today Matt is known for his work consulting in the Cloud Space as a Solution Architect with Softchoice. The opinions expressed by Matt represent his own and not those of Softchoice.
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The opinions expressed here represent personal views and not those of any employer. Thoughts and opinions change from time to time often due to having an open mind. Thoughts and opinions expressed in past posts may no longer be the same held by the poster today.