Moving VMs between sole-tenant node groups

Sole-tenant nodes are being used by customers for workload isolation and also for licensing compliance (e.g. bringing Window Server licenses). Throughout the life cycle of a sole-tenant node there might be the necessity of moving virtual machines to another node group or even to another machine family (e.g.…

Hibernate ORM with Cloud Spanner

Google just released beta support for Cloud Spanner dialect for Hibernate ORM. This enables Java (and other JVM based languages) developers integrating their applications directly with Cloud Spanner and helps them to increase productivity. Support for Hibernate ORM is built on top of the open source Cloud Spanner JDBC driver.…

Rethink. Reset. Restart.

Rethink.In May I started my journey with HorseAnalytics serving as their CTO. Just a couple of weeks into my tenure the unthinkable happened: money ran out and we were not able to secure bridge funding to see the motion we already set into motion to an end. I learned…

Visio stencils for Azure

Yes. Visio is still a thing. To draw expressive diagrams with the correct visual representation of the underlying services you need to have access to quality stencils. There is the Microsoft Azure Cloud and AI Symbol / Icon Set - SVG from Microsoft of course but I stumbled across a LinkedIn…