Recently in a project, there came a requirement where we had to monitor an Azure Storage queue for the count of messages over a given period. We needed to have some notification/Alert system to inform the team that more than X messages have accumulated in the queue and action needs to be taken. For this reason, we chose to use a timer-based Azure Function and integrate it with the Twilio Send Grid API SaaS offering of Microsoft Azure. Setup: Twilio […]

The cloud-oriented domain presents numerous styles of building automated solutions for various personal & business use cases. And there is no such thing as a correct or incorrect solution to these problems. It all depends on your requirement and any restraints in building the solution. The introduction of serverless solutions proved a perfect fit for scenarios where you must perform event-driven tasks cost-effectively and flexibly. Azure Functions Azure Functions are a lightweight serverless compute-on-demand, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering from Microsoft where […]

We hear an awful lot about Zero Trust security these days. For some, Zero Trust may be a relatively new concept; for others, it is a term that sounds simple enough but can come at a high cost. Today’s thought leadership points to Zero Trust as one of the top methods for protecting an organization’s identities, assets, and data. But while there is a lot of information, making sense of it all may be a different story. It is why […]

This blog will share ten thought-provoking moments from the Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™ 2022 conference. The event agenda was rich with overlapping sessions; my observations are based on sessions I could attend, and I look forward to watching the recordings of sessions I could not view live. One: The Metaverse Equation There are so many instances of metaverse today. Microsoft alone has a consumer, commercial, and industrial metaverse. An example of the industrial metaverse is their collaboration with Coke Hellenic to […]

Preparation We must prepare our Azure to set the correct permissions and prepare the on-premises Hyper-V hosts and VMs for server assessment and migration. We need to create a new migration project on the access and migrate server section. Next, we need to add the tools for the migration assessment. Click on the add tools button. After that, we need to create a new Azure migration project. Enter the details of the subscription, resource group, and project name. Also, we […]

Technology is ever-evolving and constantly offers us methods to improve procedures, create new products that solve problems, and challenge the status quo by emphasizing – there is always a better way of doing things. The introduction of Application Performance Interfaces (APIs) transformed the application-building methods and how different applications communicate with each other. Today, enterprises can incorporate new services and updates into their existing infrastructure without taking a big hit at the cost front. Azure API Management is a fantastic […]

Build Native Applications with Power Apps One of the more sought-after functionalities lacking in low/no-code solutions is the capability to package it as a native mobile app. Such functionality is finally possible as Microsoft opened it for general availability for all customers, conveniently named “Wrap” for Power Apps. Here are some of its features: Package together multiple canvas apps in the same mobile app. Manage these apps with Microsoft Intune. It is much more accessible for end users from their […]

Kubernetes Implementations Steps To install and set up Kubernetes on Windows, load kubectl and install minicube. Minicube is a tool that enables us to run a single node cluster in a VM on a machine. Choco Install Kubernetes-cli Minicube Now, run the following command and verify that kubectl is installed on your machine: kubectl.exe version –client Next, spin up a worker machine — or node — in Kubernetes. It can be a physical or virtual machine. To do this, use […]

Also in this series: Optimizing Terraform Projects Part One: Terragrunt and Terraform Registry Optimizing Terraform Projects Part Two: Increasing Reusability and Reducing Code Duplication of your Terraform Code with Terragrunt Terragrunt Example Let’s consider the situation where we want to maintain the infrastructure for a system with two major components: an API and a database solution. You must also deploy dev, test, stage, and production environments for this system. Dev and Test environments are deployed to one region, while stage […]

We recently hosted a hiring event like none we have ever hosted before. Early in the year, we decided to go remote with an event and test a Virtual Reality-based format using AltspaceVR, the leading platform for live, virtual events. AIS had some experience with the platform before. Our CTO, Vishwas Lele hosted an internal session for AIS in December 2021. He also did a Microsoft Ignite session using AltspaceVR. We’re no strangers to testing out new tech for the […]