Month: January 2015

Slides from Reboot Camp Bangalore Keynote: Cloud Computing for IT Professionals

I had the opportunity to do the keynote at the Microsoft Reboot Camp Bangalore. This is a community driven event with support from Microsoft. The theme for the event was cloud computing and Microsoft Cloud offerings. In my keynote, I talked about what cloud computing means to the IT professionals and how they should get ready for the future. Here are the slides from my keynote.

Containers – What are they? Why do you need one? – Part 1

Containers? No, not the shipping containers but the much-hyped container technology in the computer industry. I am sure even if you have not used any of the existing container technologies, you must have at least read or heard about them. I am not the first one to write about containers and this is certainly not an in-depth overview of container technologies. I will eventually get there and show you how you can deploy different container technologies. This series of articles is about my own thoughts and a documentation for my own reference. In the process, I wish to help my readers as well. Let us get started. In this article, I will first describe what is the need for containers and how they are different from the virtual machines that we have been using all this while. Infrastructure Challenges Before we start looking at containers, let us dig into some of the challenges in the current infrastructure models. This will form the foundation for moving to containers and you will be able to appreciate the value containers bring. Traditional …

Reboot Camp Bangalore – Learn about Microsoft Cloud offerings from the experts

Bangalore IT Pro, PowerShell Bangalore, and BDotNet groups along with Microsoft are organizing the Reboot Camp Bangalore on January 31st. Reboot Camp is a India-wide event organized by Microsoft communities and is an in-person event. The Bangalore event features several community rock stars and Microsoft evangelists talking about Microsoft Cloud offerings both from a IT Pro and Developer point of view. I will be speaking in the IT Pro track about Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Windows Azure Pack for building private clouds. Here is the complete agenda: Start Time Session Speaker 9.30AM Keynote TBA 10.00AM Overview of Microsoft Cloud Offerings Nirmal Sundara Raman (MSFT) 11.15AM Azure Infrastructure as Service Pracheta Budhwar (MSFT) 12.15PM Azure Resource Manager Ravikanth Chaganti 02.00PM Office 365 Services Nirmal Sundara Raman (MSFT) 03.00PM Better together: Azure AD + O365 and Windows Phone TBA 03.30PM Building Private Clouds with Azure Pack Ravikanth Chaganti 04.30PM Closing Note on next steps for IT pros TBA You can register for this event at