2018-12-13 - Three talks, Three topics: Azure Security Center, Terraform & Polyglot Architectures

An evening packed with 3 speakers, 3 sessions and 3 very diverse topics.

  • Want to learn what Azure Security Center is about?
  • Interested in finding out whether Terraform is something for you?
  • Or want to design your next polyglot communication platform?

Then this evening is for you!


Stay Safe with Azure Security Center

Azure Security Center offers unified security management and advanced threat protection across hybrid cloud workloads. All of your Azure and on-prem workloads are continuously monitored to help find and remediate any vulnerabilities quickly. Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph helps you to respond to continuously changing and improving cyber attacks. With adaptive application controls and Just in time access you can protect your environment from various threats.

This session will cover the security features baked into the Azure platform to help you keep your environment safe.

Els PutzeysSpeaker: Els Putzeys - With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Els Putzeys has knowledge on Windows Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint, Azure and Office 365. As a trainer, Els brings her real-world experience to the classroom. At U2U, she is responsible for the training material for all IT Pro courses.

As an Azure user, should I switch to Terraform?

One year ago, Microsoft reinforced their partnership with Hashicorp especially around Terraform, their resource management tool that gets a growing traction within the Cloud community. Where are we one year later? How good is Terraform for Azure users? Should you adopt it? How does it compare to ARM templates?

This talk will give you a glimpse of the Terraform ecosystem and how it integrates with Azure. We will also talk about philosophy behind Terraform, the moving parts involved and the main usecases. Terraform uses a declarative syntax to request resources and allocates them statefully, which is a game changer. Real life examples will be demonstrated live during the talk.

This talk is for you if you want to know more about Terraform or if you still wonder if Terraform should be your next DevOps Azure move.

Olivier DaubySpeaker: Olivier Dauby - Olivier started his career more than 25 years ago in the sysadmin, network and datacenter worlds, then going up the virtualization ladder he is now evolving in cloud-native land. Working as a Cloud Infrastructure Architect at Stylelabs –the company behind the “m” Marketing Content Hub software– one of his roles is to ensure streamlined deployment of “m” for their SaaS customers using Azure, DevOps CI/CD. Olivier is passionate about cloud services and is focussing on automation, rchestration and scalability techniques.

Architecture of a Polyglot Communication Platform

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Gaston VerelstSpeaker: Gaston Verelst - MCT since 1995. With many Microsoft Certificates, applied at major customers in various Azure and Cloud related projects, Gaston has gathered deep insights into building scalable systems.

Practical details

Event date: December 13, 2018 - you are welcome from 18:00, session starts 18:30

Event location:
Zijdeweverijstraat 171
1190 Brussel

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