Cloud Ops Advocates with Rick Claus

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Who advocates for operations folks in the cloud? While at Ignite in Orlando, Richard sat down with Rick Claus to talk about what it means to be an advocate, and how operations folks think about the cloud. A lot of cloud concepts, like containers, are driven by development - and yet ultimately, it all needs to be deployed, monitored and managed. Rick digs into how operations people are focusing more on those core competencies than any particular technology, and finding there's more to do, more opportunity and more fun to be had in the cloud - what a great thing to advocate for!


Rick Claus engages in person and online with the worldwide Ops community on behalf of Microsoft. As a Cloud Advocate on the Azure engineering team, Rick's role is to connect with technical communities in order capture feedback on how to make things better and to share his knowledge about the ecosystem. Technical areas of expertise from his 20+ years of experience in the IT Industry include: Core Azure infrastructure services, Windows Server, systems management and all things "cloud" ;-) Unofficially, Rick is focused on spreading his enthusiasm, passion and excitement on all things technical to anyone who has the time for a coffee (or pint) and a chat (in English or fran├žais - naturellement).

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