Pete Apple

Oct 19, 2018

Know how you’re using IT

In my last post, I talked about a gap in inventory of our own on-premises resources which made it tougher to move to the cloud. Once we worked through the data gaps and mapped out how systems were interconnected, we were ready to go, right? Well, we might have underestimated our preparation just a little...

Aug 1, 2018

Azure mapping: the journey to the cloud begins with good cartography

An explorer in his own space, famous British film director Peter Greenaway once noted the significance of maps and cartography. “A map tells you where you’ve been, where you are and where you’re going,” he noted in fascination, “in a sense, it’s three tenses in one.” As a pioneer myself (in digital transformation), I couldn’t...

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May 3, 2018

Azure + DevOps: The awesomely ugly truth about decentralizing operations at Microsoft

So far, we’ve unleashed Azure by automating incident and change management, compromised with Azure as we moved and monitored applications, and built a plane while flying it (figuratively…while managing hybrid solutions) on our journey to the cloud. I think we can conclude that operationalizing the cloud at Microsoft has certainly not been an “all clear...