The Three Pillars of Successful Azure Cloud Operations

Developing a successful cloud operations practice is the key to unlocking the full benefits of Microsoft's Azure cloud platform in your organization. Among other advantages, an effective CloudOps practice increases engineering agility and speed to market, which maximizes the value of your cloud investment.

But getting CloudOps right is no easy task. As Azure cloud operations teams move beyond migration and begin to scale in the cloud, they face numerous challenges, from reining in the cloud spend to bridging the skills gap and maximizing team efficiency.

Meeting those challenges requires time, patience, and a solid foundation on which to build an effective practice. In this Tech Talk, CloudOps experts Shon Harris, of Spot by NetApp, and Microsoft's Ben Brauer talk with veteran technology journalist John K. Waters about the three core pillars of Azure CloudOps—foundational considerations critical to supporting your organization’s growth in the cloud.

The conversation will cover:

  • The need to make the cloud visible and accessible
  • How to power operations with intelligent automation
  • How to continuously optimize and maximize efficiencies as your cloud estate and associated spend grows

Learn how to get started adopting the CloudOps practices, processes, and tooling that will enhance engineering agility in your organization, reduce team burnout. and maximize your ROI from Azure cloud.

Register now!

About the presenter:

Shon Harris, DevRel Lead, Spot by NetApp

Shon W. Harris is a dedicated technologist and ultra-geek. He came to NetApp after almost a decade working in cloud-native roles such as Principal Cloud Architect and DevOps Engineering Lead, where he took complex software packages and processes, shifting them into a cloud-first mindset, building secure, highly available systems to enhance the way customers run their business. He also has a background in digital forensics and incident response. Shon advocates for customers to assist the developers and technologists who use Spot solutions to release faster running their workloads on optimized infrastructure and see value in maximizing cloud spend.

Ben Brauer, Microsoft

Ben Brauer has been involved in developing and evangelizing service oriented architectural principles since his days at HP Labs in 1998 with the advent of eSpeak. Ben’s 25-year career has been focused on empowering developers and architects to leverage the entire stack to deliver componentized services that support business outcomes while balancing agility with responsibility. Ben currently acts as an evangelist at Microsoft to espouse the virtues of designing and optimizing workloads that are well-architected and managed using Microsoft’s Patterns and Practices frameworks for Azure.

Your e-mail address is used to communicate with you about your registration, related products and services, and offers from select vendors. Refer to our Privacy Policy for additional information.