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Using IoT on a Beer Kegerator

Being born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, beer has been a part of most of my adult life. Couple that with my love of technology, I always wondered how I could leverage some cool tech with a beer theme. Since the proliferation of inexpensive hardware and the Internet of Things (IoT), it has now become easy (and cheap!) to provide solutions that can be used to monitor (among other things) beer-related activities. This article will describe and detail the steps I took to create a solution for monitoring beer consumption on a beer kegerator.
 

John Adali by John Adali

Why your peers are adopting cloud storage solutions

While I was at Microsoft in the early Cloud adoption days, there was a lot of celebration surrounding a shift to the Azure. Here we are - eight years after I first started working in Cloud services and going on three years removed from Microsoft - many customers are still adopting basic elements, such as storage, while others are creating new business models leveraging Cloud technologies.
 

Chad Alexander by Chad Alexander

3 Hidden Costs of Going to the Cloud

It seems like everyone one is going to the Cloud these days.  It makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons: Shifts the costs of running your own data center and having to maintain hardware More secure – best of the best are running and monitoring Scalability – Use only the power you […]

Craig Jahnke by Craig Jahnke

Striping Disks in Azure

Azure disks.  You can do this by using Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 or 2016.  Storage Spaces is similar to RAID or the old dynamic disk technology in Windows and allows you to combine multiple disks into a single volume.  Doing so will aggregate the size and performance of the Azure disks.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Azure Updates

Ignite 2017, held late last month, contained many exciting announcements for Azure.  Here, we'll highlight some of the best new and updated features.  There are many more than can be listed here so be sure to check out this blog post for a complete rundown.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Azure Resource Management

Within Azure, there are two primary ways to organize deployed resources.  Subscriptions are the top-level organizational boundary and provide complete isolation between resources.  Resource Groups are the next tier of separation and only provide a logical organization of resources. 

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Tech Talks - Azure Migrations and What People Forget

In this episode of Tech Talks, Concurrency CTO Nathan Lasnoski discusses the key things organizations should consider when moving to the cloud, as well as, what they most often forget.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Tech Talks - Azure Functions

In this inaugural episode of Tech Talks, Concurrency CTO Nathan Lasnoski shows how Microsoft's Azure Functions makes life easier for developers by allowing them to build and deploy into an environment in a controlled way, removing the constraints of the infrastructure.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski