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  • 2022 - The Year So Far

    We are a third of the way through 2022, so I thought that I’d post an update on what has been going on with me in the community and what is still to come in 2022.

    Let’s take a look at some of the progress from what I expected to be doing at the end of 2021.

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  • Migration Complete to GitHub pages from WordPress

    Migration Complete to GitHub pages from WordPress

    Today, I tore off the band aid and redirected http://captainhyperscaler.com to GitHub pages: https://captainhyperscaler.github.io

    I had begun to publish my new blog posts to the GitHub pages site over the last 30 days, but had yet to re-direct to the new site. Mainly because I do still have some formatting on some of...

  • Identity and Access Administrator Associate Exam Prep book information

    Identity and Access Administrator Associate Exam Prep book information

    As I mentioned in my previous post “Becoming an author”, I recently completed my first published book with the Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator Associate (SC-300) exam preparation guide.

    This has been an amazing, yet time consuming experience. I see why people write books because it becomes...

  • Becoming an Author - My Experience

    Becoming an Author - My Experience

    Over the past 12 months, I have had the privilege of working on two certification guides for Packt Publishing.

    The books that I have been authoring are the Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator Associate (SC-300) exam preparation guide and the Microsoft Security Compliance and Identity Fundamentals (SC-900) exam preparation guide.

    My experience started with...

  • 2021 in review. What's in store for 2022

    As 2021 comes to a close, I always like to look back to my successes and challenges from the previous year and look ahead at what is next.

    Here are some of my accomplishments in 2021:

    1. Certifications
    • Microsoft Azure Data Engineer Associate
    • Microsoft Security Compliance and Identity Fundamentals
    • Microsoft Information Protection Associate
    • Microsoft Identity and Access Administrator...
  • Your Brand...Does it help?

    Many of us out on social media create our own brand or “handle” that they use for Twitter and/or blog sites. I, myself, took that step in the fall of 2019 with the creation of Captain Hyper-scaler. It started with this blog site and as the past 18 months...

  • 2021...Let's make some Goals

    2020 was challenging in many ways to many. I’m not going to dwell on that, but I do wish anyone reading this continued health, happiness, and safety to them and their families.

    As I summarized in my last post 2020…a reflection, the year was personally and professionally fulfilling for...

  • 2020...a reflection

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    At the beginning of the year, I documented within a post my goals for growth in 2020: … 2020 a Year for Growth. Going back and reading that post was interesting. I didn’t necessarily accomplish everything that was laid out within that plan, but it...

  • 2020 - My First Microsoft MVP Award

    Today I was awarded my very first Microsoft MVP award. I am very honored to receive this award and it has been quite a journey the past 18 months, give or take. I have seen many others post their experience getting to this point in their journey, so I would like to...
  • AzureHeroes An Honor to be Recognized, and a Great Way to Recognize Others

    Microsoft has always been great at recognizing those community members that provided value through the Microsoft MVP program. This program is amazing, and a way for Microsoft employees and MVPs to nominate those contributors that stand out within the community.

    For those individuals that are not in one of these two categories, there...

  • 2019 Year in Review...

    After taking a couple of weeks off, I am back, refreshed, and ready for 2020. The past year for me had some very dramatic changes along with creating a tremendous amount of growth and opportunity. I hope that you find the following recap of some of the key professional developments...

  • More About Me

    As I mentioned in my Welcome post, I think of myself as a life-long learner. I have always continued to educate myself in the latest technologies and attempted to gain the most valid certifications. This has included obtaining my Master’s Degree in Business Information Technology, PMP certification, CISSP certification, AWS, and numerous Azure certifications. The latest list of certifications...

  • Welcome! The Journey Begins

    Thanks for joining me! Welcome to my blog. I want this to be a place for knowledge, understanding, and learning.

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    “Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.” — Izaak Walton

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    Hello, my name is Dwayne.

    I have been dubbed “Captain Hyperscaler” by some...


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  • PUBLIC CLOUD COST OPTIMIZATION STRATEGIES

    You are an IT Director that is building a case to upper management to move data center resources to a public cloud infrastructure. However, when you looked at the costs associated with moving your current servers, databases, and storage environments, the return on investment did not make the impact that you expected...

  • 4 WAYS A MULTI-CLOUD STRATEGY CAN SHAPE AN ORGANIZATION

    You are a CIO/CTO who has been told that the organization needs to evaluate current infrastructure costs and how to maximize applications availability for your user. As you think about your long-term strategy, the benefits of moving to a cloud infrastructure to decrease capital expenses seem to be a potential option, but...

  • 5 BENEFITS OF USING A CSP FOR MICROSOFT® CLOUD CONSUMPTION

    Your enterprise is building a roadmap to move applications to Microsoft® cloud services, both M365 and Azure. How will you determine whether to utilize an existing (or new) Enterprise Agreement (EA) for licenses, or purchase through a Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP)? This blog provides some questions to ask yourself along with some...


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  • What I have learned about Serverless and Lambda on AWS

    This is the twelfth and final post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    In this post, we are going to focus on serverless and Lambda features within AWS.

    As I have done previously let’s look at the similarities and differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. As I go through...

  • What I have learned about Security on AWS

    This is the eleventh post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    In this post, we are going to focus on security features within AWS.

    As I have done previously let’s look at the similarities and differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. As I go through this section, I will...

  • What I have learned about Applications on AWS

    This is the tenth post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    In this post, we are going to focus on application features within AWS.

    As I have done previously let’s look at the similarities and differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. As I go through this section, I will...

  • What I have learned about High Availability on AWS

    This is the ninth post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    In this post, we are going to focus on High Availability features within AWS.

    As I have done previously let’s look at the similarities and differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. As I go through this section, I...

  • What I have learned about VPC on AWS

    This is the eighth post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    In this post, we are going to focus on VPCs and networking features within AWS.

    As I have done previously let’s look at the similarities and differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. As I go through this section,...

  • What I have learned about DNS and Route 53 on AWS

    This is the seventh post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    In this post, we are going to focus on DNS with Route 53 within AWS.

    As I have done previously let’s look at the similarities and differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. As I go through this section,...

  • What I have learned about RDS on AWS

    This is the sixth post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    In this post, we are going to focus on RDS and Databases on AWS.

    As I have done previously let’s look at the similarities and differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. There are a number of relational and...

  • What I have learned about EC2 on AWS

    This is the third post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    In this post, we are going to focus on Elastic Cloud Compute, EC2, on AWS.

    As I have done previously let’s look at the similarities and differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. EC2 is the Infrastructure as a...

  • What I have learned about EBS on AWS

    This is the fourth post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    In this post, we are going to focus on Elastic Block Store, EBS, on AWS.

    As I have done previously let’s look at the similarities and differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. EBS is the disk volume for...

  • What I have learned about CloudWatch on AWS

    This is the fifth post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    In this post, we are going to focus on CloudWatch on AWS.

    As I have done previously let’s look at the similarities and differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. CloudWatch is the monitoring service for performance on AWS...

  • What I have learned about S3 on AWS

    This is the second post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    As stated in my AWS IAM post, next up is AWS’ Simple Storage Service, or S3, as it is more commonly known.

    As I did with IAM, let’s look at the differences to the closest equivalent in Azure. S3...

  • What I have learned about IAM on AWS

    This is the first post of content for preparing yourself for becoming an AWS Solutions Architect Associate.

    We are going to start by discussing AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). As cloud architects and engineers we know already that IAM is extremely important to protecting our cloud infrastructures. That is no different within AWS.

    Microsoft has...