The path towards cloud-native applications is being adopted by more and more companies. For green-field applications this is a natural choice to architect your applications in a way so that they can be developed, deployed and operated in a cloud environment. This of course could mean on-prem, hybrid or public […]

Re-architect applications for the cloud


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As a business technology architect helping clients transform their applications, I sometimes feel more like a software archeologist. It is very interesting to see how heterogeneous the technology landscape is and how diverse it is being used at customers of all size and industry sector. But, there is one common […]

What’s so important about Asymmetrical Transformation?




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I am very excited that I managed to deploy and execute my first application on SAP HANA Cloud Platform (https://hcp.sap.com/) today. It uses the native in-memory database and application services. The base application source code was generated using Ciber Momentum Engineer (http://momentum.ciber.com/) and then customized to fit their platform-as-a-service environment. I […]

SAP HANA Cloud Platform – custom application deployment


Banking Briefing I just recently did a talk on application modernization for attendees from the financial services industry. The discussions we had afterwards were quite interesting and I enjoyed the sharing of ideas and potential solutions. Interestingly enough, on my flight back home, I read an article in one of […]

The next break-down is about to happen (soon)


I have just recently watched the keynote sessions of the current dockercon’16. It’s been very interesting and eye-opening. You can still watch the recordings here: http://2016.dockercon.com/. I do use Docker for some internal infrastructure deployments. It enables me to efficiently use a broad set of different application servers that form […]

Application Modernization and containers



DevOps is one of the key topics currently in the world of IT. However, it is also relevant for businesses and enterprises. We are living in a very disruptive economy nowadays and every company needs to have a plan in place on how to deal with such disruption. This applies […]

DevOps in the Enterprise



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Since I have been using Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD) for my newly AAD domain joined machine, I thought it would be a good idea to enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to my account. I really do care a lot about my (virtual) identity ?. So, I was able to domain […]

Microsoft Azure Active Directory and Multi-Factor Authentication



I have been using Windows 10 for quite a while now … actually from the very first moment Microsoft released their first public preview late in 2014. I absolutely like the look and feel and how the user experience evolved from Windows 8.1. I think it is a much more […]

Windows 10 and Microsoft Azure Active Directory