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by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
A seasoned developer's little discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

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India From Above

I loved watching the  two-part Nat Geo series  India From Above on Hotstar with polished audio commentary in Telugu. It presents an amazing aerial view of places in incredible India.Shot beautifully with drone cameras mostly, it comes with subtitles in English & audio commentary in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bangla It tells engaging stories...

This Week I Learned - Week #38 2020

This Week I Learned - * During Azure Site Recovery replication between source and target regions for Azure VM disaster recovery between Azure regions, if the source VM has a Hybrid User Benefit (HUB) license enabled, a test failover or failed over VM also uses the HUB license. RBAC policies, Extensions, Virtual machine scale sets are not replicated...

Comparison of Azure Monitor agents for Windows and Linux

Virtual machines and other compute resources require an agent to collect monitoring data required to measure the performance and availability of their guest operating system and workloads. Azure Monitor currently has multiple agents because of recent consolidation of Azure Monitor and Log Analytics. While there may be overlap in their features, each...

This Week I Learned - Week #37 2020

This Week I Learned - * Azure Sentinel is a consumer of logs and alerts generated by Azure Security Center* Azure Container Instances enables a layered approach to orchestration, providing all of the scheduling and management capabilities required to run a single container, while allowing orchestrator platforms to manage multi-container tasks on top...

This Week I Learned - Week #36 2020

This Week I Learned - * Azure Analysis Services is built on the analytics engine in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.  SQL Server Analysis Services, SSAS, is an online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining tool in Microsoft SQL Server. * Tags are metadata elements attached to resources. Tags consist of pairs of key/value strings. The values...

Profile: Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper is a former Google employee turned comedienne, comic writer and author. At 40, she quit her cozy Google job to pursue her passion for writing. She writes hilarious business satire on her website The Cooper Review. Excerpts from her illustrated and “funny because it’s true” book, 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings -One male reviewer...

This Week I Learned - Week #35 2020

This Week I Learned - * Azure Cost Management + Billing aids in increasing organizational accountability by implementing governance policies for effective enterprise cloud cost management, and increase accountability with budgets, cost allocation, and chargebacks. Chargebacks are internal charges assigned to various departments. Showback is an analysis...

Takeaways from a video demo on modernizing legacy Java applications with Anthos

Key points from a YouTube demo by Google engineers -There are 3 options to modernize Java apps with Anthos:Option 1: Modernize with containerization• Lift & Migrate apps to containers using Migrate for Anthos• Ideal for: When you do not have source codeOption 2: Brownfield apps with proprietary framework• GSI tools to remove proprietary and replace...

This Week I Learned - Week #34 2020

This Week I Learned -  * If you want to have full control of the management and scheduling of your clusters of VMs rather than using the services provided through Azure Batch, consider using HPC Pack which offers a series of installers for Windows that allows you to configure your own control and management plane, and highly flexible deployments of...

Kubernetes - Highlights

Short notes from various hyperlinked articles including primarily Kubernetes 101: Pods, Nodes, Containers, and Clusters by Daniel SancheAs a container orchestration platform, Kubernetes can help automate application deployment, scaling, and management.Image source: Microsoft documentationNodesA node is the smallest unit of computing hardware in Kubernetes. A...

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