Creating an automated video processing flow in Azure

Processing video is that kind of scenario that fits perfectly for cloud computing, right? I mean, it usually requires a certain power of processing (video is usually a heavy kind of workload) available, it does require a considerable amount of storage, it usually needs to be high-scalable (depending on the volume of videos being processed), so on so forth. In education (a industry which I have been working very closely for a long time), especially Read more…

Azure Lab Services webinar for Brazilian market

On September 19, 2019 I had the chance to present a webinar about Azure Lab Services to Brazilian customers. Dozens of customers joined the call, and together we had the chance to dig into both concepts and practical aspects of service usage. Below you can find the deck presented at that opportunity and also, some useful links related to Lab Services in Azure. Azure Lab Services from Fabrício Lopes Sanchez In addition to the deck, Read more…

Orchestrating containers with Docker Swarm – Part 2

Docker Swarm is the containers orchestration solution built from the ground up and maintained by Docker. Through an additional layer on top of the Docker Engine and taking advantage of a subset of built-in commands, Swarm does provides to developers and infrastructure professionals a simplified way to accomplish something non-trivial at all – orchestrating containers within an actual cluster. In the last post I wrote in here (on the blog, I mean), I discussed in-depth Read more…

Orchestrating containers with Docker Swarm – Part 1

Containers appeared on the market of technology as “the next big step” on the evolutionary scale of application servers. However, for a while, doing something really serious (productive environments that needed scaling, and such) with containers was virtually impossible, even relying on the power of the public cloud. The reason for that was apparent: at that time, there was no technology associated with them that would allow us to perform some classic operations already trivial Read more…

Speaking at Microsoft Ready 2019

Microsoft’s new fiscal year just got started (on July 1st), and as it has been happening over the past years, employees from all around the world were invited to come to Las Vegas for a global sales, marketing, and technical kickoff. The event itself takes an entire week. For the second year in a row, I had the opportunity to attend the event as a speaker. On this edition, I received the duty to speak Read more…

Building a high-scalable and cost effective environment on Azure for static frontends

The development of web applications keep evolving on an very accelerated pace, and, as you may know, nowadays, one of the areas where this evolution is taking place is the front-end. Because we have fast internet connections, lovely development frameworks and extremely efficient and secure protocols to make the communication flows all the way out from the final user’s computer to remote services, is totally feasible to developers create beautiful, robust, wholly decoupled and, at Read more…

Webinar: Simplifying and Optimizing Student Labs with Azure Lab Services

On May 23rd, I had a chance to deliver out in partnership with both Microsoft Canada’s and Lab Service’s engineering teams a webinar about Azure Lab Services. While Claude Remillard (Group Manager for Lab Services team) delivered a talk about the strategic vision for Lab Services and how institutions have been leveraging the service to optimize the way that virtual labs have been pushed down to students, I got the duty of demonstrating how the Read more…

Speaking about Research on Azure for EDU’s CIOs at Santiago, Chile

Last April (2019) I had the opportunity to visit Santiago, Chile to meet up some local customers and partners there and also, speak up about possibilities on the research side available on Azure to CIOs of the most important Research Centers and Universities down there. I have registered the moment into my Instagram as you can see below. View this post on Instagram What a pleasure speak up to CIOs in Chile about how Azure Read more…

Cloud opportunities for educational institutions: Lab Services

If you work with IT as I do, you probably have been told that “cloud computing is going to completely change both the way people do business, and IT professionals work”, right? Yes, we’ve heard that in many events, posts like this, and such, however, cloud computing is already here (probably your company is using a cloud computing platform right now) and the things doesn’t seemed to be changed that much, does it? I mean, Read more…

Moving a 4 million users web application from on-prem into Azure

In 2018 I accomplished 16-years working professionally with technology. It is a considerable amount of time, isn’t? Starting in 2010, I had the opportunity to work directly and indirectly with a large number of projects involving Azure. Most of them? Apps migration from on-prem to the cloud (we’re still there but, this is a conversation to another moment). What I couldn’t imagine at that point is that all the experience was accruing until that moment, Read more…