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Advancing Reliability

Advancing application reliability with the Azure Well-Architected Framework

12 July 2021

We created the Azure Well-Architected Framework to help improve the quality of your workloads, and reliability is one of its five core pillars so for the latest post in our series, I have asked Cloud Advocate David Blank-Edelman to run through how best to approach using the framework to guide your conversations and design decisions in this space.

Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow, Microsoft Azure

Advancing resiliency threat modeling for large distributed systems

07 July 2021

All service engineering teams in Azure are already familiar with postmortems as a tool for better understanding what went wrong, how it went wrong, and the customer impact of the related outage. For today’s post in our Advancing Reliability blog series, we share insights into our journey as we work towards advancing our postmortem and resiliency threat modeling processes.

Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow, Microsoft Azure

Advancing safe deployment with AIOps—introducing Gandalf

30 June 2021

The continuous monitoring of health metrics is a fundamental part of this process, and this is where AIOps plays a critical role. In the post that follows, we introduce how AI and machine learning are used to empower DevOps engineers, monitor the Azure deployment process at scale, detect issues early, and make rollout or rollback decisions based on impact scope and severity.

Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow, Microsoft Azure

Advancing in-datacenter critical environment infrastructure availability

07 June 2021

There are many factors that can affect critical environment infrastructure availability—the reliability of the infrastructure building blocks, the controls during the datacenter construction stage, effective health monitoring and event detection schemes, a robust maintenance program, and operational excellence to ensure that every action is taken with careful consideration of related risk implications.

Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow, Microsoft Azure

Advancing Azure business continuity management

24 March 2021

If you ask three people what a service is, you may get three different answers. At Microsoft, we define a service (business process or technology) as a means of delivering value to customers (first or third party) by facilitating outcomes customers want to achieve.

Chief Technology Officer and Technical Fellow, Microsoft Azure