Cloud Governance: Starting with a Plan

Cloud computing allows you to move at a rapid pace, but thankfully Azure has capabilities to introduce guard rails without being too imposing. Check out our conversation with Principal Program Manager from Patterns and Practices, Derek Martin, about his experiences helping and guiding customers to establish governance plans. Microsoft has guides geared towards small and large enterprises available here. Derek has some great insights into what to watch out for, why it’s important to think and plan before jumping in and what features he’s had customers use to make for easy solutions to these problems and concerns.

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Ryan Berry

Hello! I am a technology professional with over 20 years of successfully selling, designing, and implementing IT solutions of all sizes. I have a sincere passion for technology both inside and outside of work involving myself with community events such as .NET user groups, FIRST robotics and in helping college bound high schoolers prepare for success through mock technology interviews. It’s easy to be successful in a role that you love and coming to work for me means I get to play with new and innovative technologies to bring bold new ideas to customers solving their business challenges. In my current role, I take the complex world of the cloud and Microsoft Azure, a portfolio of capabilities consisting of over 100 products, and help customers in properly selecting capabilities, tooling, and technical frameworks to product results. My vast technical background spanning technologies such as embedded development, Windows debugging and C# to open-source technologies such as PHP, Python, MySQL and Linux aids allows me to quickly dive into a problem and identify solutions producing quick results using the power of the cloud!

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