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Jan 14, 2019

Today’s guest is Greg Leonardo, a Cloud Architect at Campus Management Corp. and Webonology. Greg’s main focus is to help organizations with Cloud adoption and innovation. He’s been working in the IT industry since his time in the military (1993), and is a developer, teacher, speaker, and early adopter. He’s worked in many facets of IT throughout his career and is the President of TampaDev — a community meetup that runs #TampaCC, Azure User Group, Azure Medics, and various technology events throughout Tampa.

Recently, he’s written his first book, Hands-On Cloud Solutions with Azure: Architecting, developing, and deploying the Azure way — which focuses on addressing the architectural decisions that usually arise when you design or migrate a solution to Microsoft Azure. It takes readers through getting started with Azure by understanding tenants, subs, and resource groups; helping them to decide whether to “lift and shift” or migrate apps; plan and architect solutions in Azure; build ARM templates for Azure resources; develop and deploy solutions in Azure; understand how to monitor and support your application with Azure; and more.

In today’s episode, Greg and Jeffrey discuss the components of Greg’s new book and dive deep into topics such as; architecture, app service environments, web apps, web jobs, Windows Containers, and more.


Topics of Discussion:

[:52] About today’s guest and topic of discussion.

[1:25] Jeffrey welcomes Greg to the podcast.

[1:42] Greg gives a background of his career and how he originally got into software and the IT industry.

[3:22] About Greg’s brand new book, Hands-On Cloud Solution with Azure.

[4:49] How Greg decided what topics to cover in his book about Azure.

[7:23] Where to find Greg’s book.

[7:36] Greg talks about some of the highlights of his book, starting with how to think about architecture.

[10:32] What is an app service environment (ASE)?

[10:58] Greg gives a rundown of what listeners need to be thinking about in terms of the building blocks for web apps, web jobs, app service plans, etc.

[14:21] Greg explains the architectural elements of a web application.

[16:28] When should someone really spend some time learning Windows Containers?

[21:29] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[21:58] Greg explains the architectural options in Azure for an offline job.

[25:50] Greg’s take on web jobs.

[26:49] What is it that makes functions a higher price point than web jobs?

[31:05] How to put an SQL server into Azure.

[34:35] What a noisy neighbor is in Azure.

[37:15] What Greg recommends listeners follow up on after this episode!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Greg Leonardo (LinkedIn)

Campus Management Corp.



Microsoft Ignite Conference
Vets inTech

Hands-On Cloud Solutions with Azure: Architecting, developing, and deploying the Azure way, by Greg Leonardo

App Service Environment (ASE)

VM Backup

Windows Containers

.NET Core

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

SQL Server


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