AzureABILITY is a weekly podcast for everyone interested in the art and science of fielding successful solutions on the Microsoft Azure platform.

Your host, Louis Berman, has developed solutions on the Azure platform since the very first bits were turned on, in 2010.

Louis has been employed by Microsoft as a Cloud Solutions Architect (CSA) since early 2015, helping one of the largest Azure customers in the world (as measured by both monthly spend and breadth of usage) to conceive of and architect solutions great and small.

Previously, Louis developed the very first global-scale Content Delivery Network (CDN) deployed on Azure—predating Microsoft’s own offering by some 19 months!— plus a 3,200-core HPC cluster that delved into crop genomics (the largest RDMA-style cluster ever fielded in the Azure cloud up until that point, in late 2016) and countless other projects both on and off the cloud.

An avid astronomer, Louis led the very first visual observation of Eris—the largest dwarf planet in our solar system—and is the president of the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers. A happily-expatriate New Yorker, Mr. Berman lives on the outskirts of Philadelphia with his lovely and talented wife, set and costume designer Marie Anne Chiment.

If you have any questions, comments or episode suggestions, please feel free to reach out to me via email (lberman@microsoft.com) or Twitter (@azureability)

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