ITS’ Cloud Community of Practice Features Microsoft Azure

August 03, 2017


Information Technology Services (ITS) hosted its second Cloud Community of Practice (CCoP) meeting in July. Guided by cloud operations team lead, Jason Conley, the attendees included faculty and staff members were given the opportunity to learn about Microsoft Azure.
 
“ITS has been running production workloads in Azure for over 12 months. This is IT resources when you need them, how you need them, and for what you need them” said Conley, as he led the conversation with Microsoft’s Vandy Rodrigues and Tim Cornett. Azure is a cloud computing service with 750 million users, including more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies. With a focus on Application innovation, data-driven intelligence, a hybrid computing environments and protected data, Azure covers more regions than any other cloud provider.

Aaron Piercefield from the Human Development Institute was in attendance. As a lead applications developer, he supports a small team that works to improve lifelong opportunities and services for individuals with disabilities, their families, and the community. “Our small technology team has enjoyed being a part of the CCoP, and hope it can continue to be a collaborative resource helping us adopt suitable technology for our organization. The discussions held at the CCoP meetings as well as the individual attention ITS staff have provided is helping us quickly determine what cloud services could support our mission. We have already laid out plans to begin migrating select project web components into the Microsoft Azure network of services,” said Piercefield.
 
The next CCoP meeting will take place August 17th, 10 - 11:30 a.m., in the James F. Hardymon Building where Google will be joining onsite to discuss their Cloud services.

For more information about the CCoP or if you are interested in joining the conversation, please contact Jason Conley at Jason.conley@uky.edu.