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Bulk-import based Azure and AWS price comparison

In recent months, I’ve worked with customers to quickly generate Azure and AWS pricing estimates, a critical step for securing vendor funding in lift-and-shift migration projects. However, moving assessment data between migration and pricing tools can be challenging.

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Bulk-import based Azure and AWS price comparison

In recent months, I’ve worked with customers to quickly generate Azure and AWS pricing estimates, a critical step for securing vendor funding in lift-and-shift migration projects. However, moving assessment data between migration and pricing tools can be challenging.

Read more
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.

Hands-on Lab

The perfect nested virtualization-based demo LAB: Basics, vCenter, vSphere, shared storage, networking

I am building my lab to support testing cloud migration tools. It is not only for “legacy” VMs but cloud native workloads as well. I deployed ESXi7 on nested Workstation 16, added Synology NAS via NFS to store ISOs, built core infra like DC on Windows Server 2022, and thought about the proper diagramming tool supports the hybrid design and automated deployment.

Hands-on Lab blog

I am running an advanced multi-cloud hands-on lab environment and sharing my experiences on cutting-edge technology to save time for everyone interested.

My primary instest is migration and modernization of VMs, containers and database workloads.

Interview videos

I am lucky to have great friends at both Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Oracle Cloud and VMware. We agreed to record quick 2-3 minute videos seeking together the future of IT workloads.

About me

My history, attitude, energy and ownership keep my interest in the data center & desktop evolution of the next decade. Mission-critical production workloads, architecture design, troubleshooting and helping others to do better.