Azure Blob Storage Data Security

The question of security and cloud computing is one of the very well argued discussed and debated topic. It’s also one of the very common question I get in my sessions. What ever said and done I personally believe that talking about security regardless of in the cloud or not it has 2 major characteristics. […]

Enterprise data life cycle management using Azure Storage

Storage is one critical component in the Enterprise world. Managing data and its life cycle is a crucial element in many aspects, such as optimizing storage usage, managing cost, adhering to the compliance & archival requirements, security and etc. Primarily data is stored in database systems (relational and non-relational sources) and as files (includes data […]

Understanding GDPR and personal data

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the law imposes new rules on companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations that offer goods and services to people in the European Union (EU), or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents. The GDPR applies no matter where you are located. I have been reading the key […]

Provisioning Always Encrypted in SQL Databases with Azure Key Vault, using SSMS 2016.

This article focuses on the steps on how to configure the Always Encrypted (AE) feature for SQL Databases using Azure Key Vault as the key store provider; which is still in preview at the time of this writing. In order to try out what I have explained here you should have January 2016 preview or […]

Build your SaaS right with Azure

Cloud has the proven promise of great opportunities for organizations & ISVs. Modern cloud platforms have low entry barriers and huge array service offerings beyond traditional enterprise application requirements. Cloud and the services provide intact environment to SaaS application providers with cutting edge innovation, agility and computational and storage scale for the global reach.

Azure Key Vault setup and usage scenarios

Introduction At the time of this writing Azure Key Vault is in preview.  Azure Key Vault is a secure store solution for storing string based confidential information. The reason I’ve mentioned that the string based confidential information is that you can store a key used for encrypting a file, but you cannot store the encrypted […]

Book : Practical Azure Application Development

Cloud computing has proven its ability, to be the baseline element of  digital transformation. Out of different the cloud delivery models public, private and hybrid, public cloud plays a significant role in digital transformation across all the industries, enabling the businesses to deliver and innovate at speed. Many enterprises start their cloud journey with IaaS with […]

Multi tenancy – A myth in the cloud

Multi tenancy is a popular buzzword, often heard coupled along with cloud computing terminology. This is the issue and has created a dogma and some believe that multi tenancy can only be related with the cloud and cloud based SaaS services. Based on the definition from Wikipedia The term “software multitenancy” refers to a software architecture in which a single instance […]