If you’re a regular reader of my blog you may recall that in June I made the decision to move my production environment to Amazon Web Services. This was because I no longer fancied running my servers (however small and unobtrusive) at home. At first everything went well – the migration to the cloud was seamless and without any issues. Continue reading
Moving Production to Amazon Web Services
For over twenty years I’ve run my own servers at home. For slightly less time I also ran my lab from there, so these servers that ran my email, DNS, web services etc I referred to as “production”. Recently I decided that my home was no longer the place to keep my lab, as heating and noise were becoming increasingly more irritating. Shortly after I decided Continue reading
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow – London 2016, Day 2: Accelerate your journey to the Cloud with Integrated Identity
Day 2 of the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow kicks off with a session on Enterprise Mobility by Michael Kophs, Senior Product Marketing Manager, IT Pro Readiness, Microsoft. This was a packed event promising some great content.
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow – London 2016, Day 1: Run Azure services in your Datacenter
On 22 January 2016 Microsoft released Technical Preview 1 of Microsoft Azure Stack. Microsoft Azure Stack is a new hybrid cloud platform product that enables organisations to deliver Azure services from their own datacenter to help customers achieve more.
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow – London 2016, Day 1: Windows 10 in the Enterprise
One of the key upcoming projects at my company is deploying Windows 10 – both in our virtual desktop infrastructure and mobile devices. The next session was “Windows 10 in the Enterprise” and was a key one for me.
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow – London 2016, Day 1: Extend your Datacenter to the Cloud
Following on from Brad Anderson’s keynote speech on Empowering Your Journey to the Cloud was my next session – “Extend your Datacenter to the Cloud with Simon Davies.
As with the keynote this was a packed event.
Microsoft Cloud Roadshow – London 2016, Day 1: Keynote
On Monday 29 February the Microsoft Cloud Roadshow (formally the Azure Tour) came to London, UK. A free, two-day technical training event for IT Professionals and Developers that provides best practices and insight directly from the experts who build and run the cloud services across Office 365, Microsoft Azure and Windows 10. Continue reading
Creating a VPN between a Cisco ASA and vCloud Air
In preparation for an upcoming project with my resident Code Monkey, I decided it was time to link the lab to my vCloud Air instance using a VPN. However as GUI access to the firewalls are disabled in the lab, the on-premises configuration will have to be done using the CLI. Continue reading
Using vCloud Air to stand-up a Chef Compliance Proof-of-Concept
The other day I wanted to start playing with Chef, as it’s a tool our company is about to use a lot, and it’s one area I’m quite behind the curve on. Unfortunately the lab was maxed out for resources, so I decided to turn to vCloud Air to rapidly provision an environment. Continue reading
Wednesday Tidbit: Using a connection file with Microsoft Azure
Continuously entering connection details to cloud systems can quickly become boring. However, if you’re connecting to Azure and from a secure system, then there is an easier way.
Download and install Continue reading