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Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps

Microsoft Azure Stack for DevOps

One of the goals of a DevOps workflow is to make it easier to quickly develop and deploy updated versions of applications to Development, Test, and Production environments. There are many ways to design and deploy an infrastructure to deliver this, but one that is rapidly gaining favour is to use resources from a Public Cloud... Read More

Replacing TMG with Free LoadMaster

Replacing TMG with Free LoadMaster

Many IT departments deployed Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) as a reverse proxy for business applications like Exchange and SharePoint, and to help provide security for the application servers. TMG was a pretty unique product that is no longer developed and maintained by Microsoft. So what can you do to replace TMG with... Read More

PowerShell for DevOps Automation

Automating build and deployment processes is a central pillar of DevOps. When multiple builds are being deployed from Dev to Test to Production everyday it’s vital to automate as much as possible. This can be achieved by using scripts to create workflows that link together the tools used for development, provisioning, and configuration management... Read More

Avoiding Silos with Cross Functional Teams

Avoiding Silos with Cross Functional Teams

It’s quite common for organisations to be divided up into groups based on their function. For example, there could be groups for developers, server operations, product testing, a sales team, a marketing team, or many other groups, with a senior management layer above them. Many organisations have discovered that these functional divisions can lead... Read More

Load Balancers vs IIS ARR or a Web Application Proxy (WA) for HA

Understanding the differences between a load balancer and software features like Microsoft IIS’s ARR and a Web Application Proxy (WAP) can be confusing. We’ve created a handy comparison chart showing the full feature set of a Load Balancer appliance / ADC (Application Delivery Controller) versus Application Request Routing, especially for application availability, scalability and... Read More