Using Python with the CSP API to automate customer onboarding

You are probably a Microsoft CSP partner if you are reading this, so you most likely already know that it stands for Cloud Solutions Provider. And you probably know too that you can interact with it over the Partner Center GUI, or through the Partner Center APIs. Have you automated the deployment of customers, their … Continue reading Using Python with the CSP API to automate customer onboarding

Verifying Azure Backup for on-premises machines with Powershell

You have probably heard about Azure Backup (if you haven’t, check the documentation here). And you probably know that it is one of the most popular entry doors into the public cloud, since it offers cheap, simple, scalable, and unlimited storage for on-premises workloads (as well as for Azure VMs, of course). The use case … Continue reading Verifying Azure Backup for on-premises machines with Powershell

Automation with Azure CSP – CSP and ARM APIs authentication

If you are reading this post, you might already know what CSP stands for: Cloud Solution Provider, it is the preferred selling model for Microsoft partners today when dealing with Azure. The authentication model in CSP has essentially two levels: you have CSP-level users, typically employees working for the Cloud Solution Provider itself, and you … Continue reading Automation with Azure CSP – CSP and ARM APIs authentication

Azure Functions for Infrastructure Automation (or how to run PowerShell from the cloud)

From my previous posts you have probably realized that I am a huge fan of infrastructure automation, since in my opinion it is the only way of operating efficiently a data center. In order to implement automation, you have two possibilities Use an automation software, either installed locally in your premises (such as Microsoft’s System … Continue reading Azure Functions for Infrastructure Automation (or how to run PowerShell from the cloud)