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Robert is a creative, savvy technical engineer in cloud computing, able to move masterfully back and forth from a specific point to the entire structure. As Microsoft Solutions Architect and many years of project management experience, he has a solid, emerging skill set in cloud and hybrid computing. Robert is a dynamic collaborator who knows when to push his team in a new direction and when to pause and let the ideas of others percolate. Creativity, balance, input, analysis and synthesis are all processes at play when he leads a team. As a technology visionary with 20+ years leading the design, development and implementation of high-performance technology solutions, Robert has a strong record of success in managing robust IT High Reliable Organizations (HRO). He has a proven ability to bring the benefits of IT to solve business issues while delivering applications, infrastructure, costs and managing risks. Robert has spent the better part of 20+ years working with Microsoft workloads. For the past 15 years before joining Nutanix, Robert spent his time leading System IntegratorsMicrosoft related practices. In April 2016, Robert was first awarded Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud & Datacenter Management. He has substantially been awarded for 2017/2018. The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. With just over 4,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts. MVPs share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. They represent the diversity of today’s technical communities. MVPs are present in over 90 countries, in more than 40 languages, and across numerous Microsoft technologies. MVPs share a passion for technology, a willingness to help others, and a commitment to the community. These are the qualities that make MVPs exceptional community leaders. MVPs’ efforts enhance people’s lives and contribute to our industry’s success in many ways. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, and providing objective feedback, they help people solve problems and discover new capabilities every day.

The Microsoft Cloud: A Complete Picture

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If you’re looking to learn more about Microsoft cloud, including how your organization could benefit from it, you’re in the right place. This comprehensive guide covers the basics and beyond, from “What is Microsoft cloud?”, to services and security.

Feel free to skip to the parts you’re most interested in by using the table of contents below. If you have any questions after reading, don’t hesitate to get in touch—we’re happy to provide clarification and answer any of your questions.

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Azure Stack 101: The Definitive Introduction

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Azure Stack

Microsoft’s Azure Stack is an excellent toolset that allows enterprises to run a hybrid cloud right in their own datacenters, giving them additional cloud options.

But to really use it to its best advantage, IT pros should know the ins and outs of Azure Stack so they can use it within their business IT infrastructures to better manage, speed up and control their Azure cloud deployments and workloads.

A good place to start is with a primer on Azure Stack itself to give business users a broad look at what’s under the hood of their IT infrastructure.

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How Microsoft started it’s love for Linux ♥ – A History

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Microsoft Love Linux

I’ve been using Linux distributions ever since I can remember.  It is arguably the most flexible operating systems in the world and it’s the foundation for many of the Virtual Appliances on the market today.  I’ve known some of the histories between Microsoft and Linux, but decided to dive in, research and give some good data points on

How Microsoft started it’s for love Linux”

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Infrastructure: from your Enterprise to the Starship Enterprise: Building the right Playground – Part 1

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Now, if you know me or every met me in any way, you know that I am a big Trekkie. The Star Trek series was very defining for my life in my ways. From the original series to Star Trek Next Generation to DS9, Enterprise, and off course Voyager. So recently, I decided to write this blog series in a context that many of us can understand over the coming weeks. I know that Star Trek is the love of many IT Pros.  And so we began this series on infrastructure.. Continue reading