How to learn TerraForm

How to learn TerraForm

So as should surprise no-one, I’ve been doing a lot of work with TerraForm lately, and I’m a huge fan of it in general. Recently doing a post talking about the basics of modules. (which can be found here). But one common question I’ve gotten a lot of is how to go about Learning TerraForm. Where do I start? So I wanted to do a post gathering some education resources to help. First for the what is TerraForm, TerraForm is…

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Microsoft Certifications – Explained

Microsoft Certifications – Explained

Hello All, education is something that I’ve always felt strongly about. I come from a family where most of the people in my family have worked / do work in education at a variety of levels. And even in my career was a college professor for a while. So that being said, a lot of people look to certifications as a great way to driving learning and validating it for your resume. I personally like certifications as something that you…

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Working With Modules in Terraform

Working With Modules in Terraform

I’ve done a bunch of posts on TerraForm, and there seems to be a bigger and bigger demand for it. If you follow this blog at all, you know that I am a huge supporter of TerraForm, and the underlying idea of Infrastructure-as-code. The value-prop of which I think is essential to any organization that wants to leverage the cloud. Now that being said, it won’t take long after you start working with TerraForm, before you stumble across the concept…

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Weekly Links – 2/8

Weekly Links – 2/8

Another installment of Weekly Links, and we are already into February this year which still blows my mind. But so far so good, life is pure chaos with a lot going on, so much so that I don’t know where to start. But your not here for that… Down to business… Azure BluePrint for FedRAMP High : Love these blueprints, and more people should use these. They help implement all the required policies and are far more than just a…

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Working from home…without letting it take over

Working from home…without letting it take over

Hello all, so I know this follows a little bit of a departure from the technical posts, and I promise to get back to that. But I have been asked by a couple of people about working from home, and how you do it? So I thought I’d through a post out here on how to do it. So I’ve been fortunate enough that I have had a job where I “work from home” for the past 4 years. I…

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High Availability – a storage architecture

High Availability – a storage architecture

Hello all, so I’ve been doing a lot of work around availability in the cloud and how to build applications that are architected for resiliency. And one of the common elements that comes up, is how do I architecture for resiliency around storage. So the scenario is this, and its a common one, I need to be able to write new files to blob storage, and read from my storage accounts, and need it to be as resilient as possible….

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Goal setting and the year in review

Goal setting and the year in review

So it’s officially 2020, and a new year brings with it all kinds of things. Retrospective, hope, dreams, and a variety of other feelings. I’m not a big party-er and have never been a massive fan of New Years Eve, but I do have to say in recent years, I have really come to appreciate two elements of new years as an important time of year for me. The first being retrospection, its a chance to look back at the…

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Weekly Links – 1/13/2020

Weekly Links – 1/13/2020

Well its officially 2020, and this year wasted absolutely no time getting moving. My kids activities started ramping up, and life moved at a sprint speed out of the gate. But down to the business.. Cloud: How to build and deploy a containerized app to Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS): This is very topical for a lot of people. AKS has been gaining ground in this market and growing at a constant pace. And more and more containerized apps are becoming…

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Return of weekly links – 12/30

Return of weekly links – 12/30

Hello all, so I know that I totally fell off the wagon when it comes to weekly links. December has been a crazy month, I had three business trips, getting ready for Christmas. Due to family coming to town we effectively had 3 Christmas’ and on top of that I got sick. I’m not complaining just explaining what happened. The holidays are a rough time for a lot of people, and we’ve all had experiences we have to carry with…

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Something different… Things I learned from Hallmark Christmas Movies.

Something different… Things I learned from Hallmark Christmas Movies.

The holidays are upon us and as something fun this week. I thought I would share a running joke I have with my wife. My wife is obsessed with Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, so I’ve seen a lot of them, and below is what I’ve learned. All corporations are evil All mom and pop businesses are in danger of being shut down by “the bank” and the bank is open and acts on those foreclosures on Christmas day. If you…

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