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Author: Attila Macskasy

Multi-Cloud

Using ChatGPT to assist multi-cloud scenarios

I have generated Terraform codes for the same Ubuntu VM with OpenAI’s Chat GPT-4 and compared the VM prices per region in a fancy table. HCL code results are quite accurate, however, I would not trust price comparison due to outdated information. You can get adjustable results in minutes saving lots of human research time.

Multi-Cloud

Comparison of VMware relocation options in public cloud

I keep researching this topic from several perspectives: regional availability, provided architecture, most popular use cases, VMware software versions, provided hardware configuration, and finally the price of a 3-node vSphere cluster in the Cloud.

Migration Tools

AWS MiGratioN, GCP Migrate4Cloud, and Azure Migrate pros and cons

It’s been more than 5 years since I am testing and comparing 1st party migration tools. I have seen these tools getting better over the years, with major improvements by acquisitions, end-of-life products, continuous changes, and improvements not just the tools but the methodology around, well-architected, CaF, the concept of the landing zone, 5Rs become 7Rs. In this article, I am sharing my experiences with the most commonly used cloud migration tools.

Multi-Cloud

Oracle Database service for Azure – connecting Azure VM and Power App

I have connected a Database Admin Azure VM running Oracle’s SQL Developer (Windows version) and a Microsoft Power Platform application displaying Oracle’s HR demo schema (via on-premises data gateway on Azure VM connecting with Power Platform’s Oracle Premium Connector) to the same Oracle Database hosted on OCI.

Multi-Cloud

Oracle Database service for Azure – linking subscriptions

As part of my multi-cloud research, I wanted to test Oracle Database Service for Azure. In this article, you will see how to sign up for the new service and how to link Oracle and Azure accounts. I used Frankfurt datacenters, Azure MSDN, and OCI paid account (Free Tier does not work) using my private Azure Active Directory.

Multi-Cloud

Why multi-cloud is the way to go? VMware and Oracle perspective.

While cloud migration is still a popular topic during customer discussions, I have noticed that more and more customers are considering an exit plan from one cloud (vendor lock-in) to another cloud meaning there is an increase in multi-cloud migration demand. VMware, Oracle, and SAP are the major workloads in on-premises data centers today. Based on my research both VMware and Oracle are very vocal about the importance of having a multi-cloud strategy.

AWS

AWS Site-to-Site VPN using MikroTik RouterOS

There are two ways of approaching this challenge. (#1) running MikroTik virtual appliance (CHR) in AWS (#2) using Virtual Private Gateway, a “cloud-native” networking solution provided by AWS. Each solution has its own benefits.

About Me

LinkedIn Learning self-reflection: 130 courses in 15 months

Every week, almost every day, whenever I have time. This is a massive commitment in my life to do better. I am primarily focused on human and leadership skills, LinkedIn Learning helped me a lot in preparation for my expert certifications, both Microsoft and AWS.

AWS

AWS Learning Path – how to do this right?

I started to learn AWS last summer as a 2nd cloud after my Microsoftee years. So many similarities, but different vocabulary. What is your profile? What’s the best learning path for you? How you can bring the most value to the organization supports your development plan?

Hands-on Lab

The perfect nested virtualization-based demo LAB: adding Template VMs (and vSAN)

Recently, I have installed several template virtual machines in my lab. My primary objective is to automate large-scale migrations to the AWS Cloud using the AWS CloudEndure Migration Factory Solution. The secondary objective is to test VMware HCX based migrations to Cloud. This article gives you an idea of how to prepare vSAN based nested LAB to achieve similar goals.