Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • Azure Runbook - A complete (simple) example

    I meant to write about Azure Runbooks (also known as Azure Automation) for quite a while.

    I had the chance to be involved in the operations of a solution I helped architect.  When you get beyond trivial Azure Solution, like on premise, you’ll want to have some automations.  For instance, you’ll want to:

    • Clean up data at the...
  • Move Azure Resources between Resource Groups using Powershell

    Ouf…  I’ve been using Azure for quite a while in the old (current actually) portal.  Now I look into my resources in the new (preview) portal and…  what a mess of a resource group mosaic!

    Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, you can’t move resources from a Resource Group to another via the portal…


    If you’ve been there,...

  • Azure Basics: Premium Storage

    I thought I would do a lap around Azure Premium Storage to clear some fog.

    Premium storage is Solid State Drive (SSD) backed storage.  That means more expensive but mostly faster storage.

    You might have heard the numbers?

    • Up to 64 TB of SSD storage attached to a VM
    • Up to 80K IOPS per VM
    • Up to...
  • Azure basics: Availability sets

    What are availability sets in Azure?

    In a nutshell, they are a way to define declaratively policies about how your services (VMs, Apps, etc.) are deployed in order to ensure high availability.

    To get more specific, you need to understand two more concepts:  Fault Domain & Update Domain.

    Two physical machines in a Fault Domain share a common power source and...

  • Where is the statistics in Machine Learning?

    I often try to explain what Machine Learning is to people outside the field.  I’m not always good at it but I am getting better.

    One of the confusion I often get when I start to elaborate the details is the presence of statistics in Machine Learning.  For people outside the field, statistics are the stuff of survey or their...