Change Controlled Terraform - Lessons Learnt | Providing reliable SMB shares

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Please join us for our 3rd 2019 Meetup hosted by DevOpsGroup at their new London office. Our first educator of the evening will be Gareth Evans, Senior Engineer @ DevOpsGroup, talking about "Change Controlled Terraform - Lessons Learnt". Followed by our second educator Sam Cogan, Cloud Architect and Microsoft Azure MVP, talking about "Providing reliable SMB shares in Microsoft Azure".

Schedule
18:30 - 19:15: Arrival, Food, Drinks & Conversations
19:15 - 19:25: Welcome and Community, Events & News Update
19:25 - 20:10: Gareth Evans (Senior Engineer, DevOpsGroup) - Change Controlled Terraform - Lessons Learnt + Q&A

A talk about the challenges and obstacles faced when working with Terraform in an Enterprise Azure environment. This started from a simple idea - can we check for duplicate machine names in Active Directory before joining a VM to the domain? And transformed into a task that too 3 sprints to complete! This is an opportunity for me to highlight the challenges I faced in dealing with a 'simple' request, and the lessons it taught me - both technical and not.

Connect with Gareth Evans:
- https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-evans-43443789/

20:10 - 20:45: Sam Cogan - Providing reliable SMB shares in Microsoft Azure

Many first applications move into Azure are a lift and shift operation utilizing Infrastructure as a Service. If this is a Windows application it will invariably require some sort of SMB file share, but the lack of shared storage in Azure can make providing resilient file services an issue. This presentation covers what options are available for SMB shares in Azure and the benefits and problems associated with these. This includes Azure Files, Storage Spaces Direct, DFSR, Storage Replica and Azure Netapp Files.

Follow, connect & learn from Sam Cogan:
- https://twitter.com/samcogan
- https://linkedin.com/in/sam-cogan-7bbbbb3
- https://samcogan.com/about/
- https://github.com/sam-cogan
- https://serverfault.com/users/48/sam-cogan
- https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/samcogan/?ws=usercard-mini
- https://www.last.fm/user/sam_cogan

21:00 - 21:15: Drinks & Conversations (Continued)