28 November 2021
Change for a sustainable future – leveraging cloud native services & common data models to reduce CO2 footprint
Earlier this month, over 200 countries gathered at the COP26 summit in Glasgow to discuss frameworks and come forward with reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century. Even though one can argue that some sentences were somewhat watered down, the summit still represents a leap forward with the word “fossil” mentioned for the first time.
With some of Europe’s largest economies creating “super-ministries” collecting climate, energy and economy under the same roof, a continued strong green mandate in the European parliament following the last election in 2017 and world’s leading economies funnelling at least US$100 billion in climate finance annually starting in 2023 for e.g. accelerating the development, deployment and dissemination of technologies, adoption of policies, transition towards low-emission energy systems and rapid scaling up of energy efficiency measures, it’s clear that the quest for a more sustainable future is a train that is gaining speed and will not be turning back and it will undoubtedly mean an accelerating pace of change for all of us, businesses, organizations and societies alike, in the upcoming years and decade(s).
Even though the ongoing digitalization and digitization generates more and more data, and thus insight into behaviours, patterns, and processes, it can still be a daunting task to translate this into actual reductions in the CO2 footprint. Microsoft has been spearheading industry-specific cloud offerings lately, with new tailormade services for sectors like energy, manufacturing and finance being launched. Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability leverages a Common Data Model to unify data from across the organization such as ERP data, IoT sensor data, plant data and edge telemetry to track the carbon footprint, create tangible reports and enable operational-specific overviews. Having tried out the public preview in recent weeks I’m especially impressed by the data-driven score cards and the general focus on translating data into actions and identity where it’s possible to do more with less.
With Microsoft Ignite having completed this month as well followed by the Visual Studio conference, announcing Visual studio going 64-bit for the first time including killer features such as Hot Reload (available even when using a Linux WSL backend) and the first release of the unified .NET 6, this month has certainly been a eventful month anyone working with the Microsoft technology stack and cloud services with more to come in 2022.
5 July 2022
New Axelsson Cloud Consulting website launched!
After hard work and dedication, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website, as well as new graphical profile and logotype, further reflecting the company identity and values. We have improved the accessibility of the site and made the site easier to navigate and more useable, including better responsiveness for mobile devices ... New Axelsson Cloud Consulting website launched!View more
15 April 2022
Driver For Data-Driven Change – I’m Speaking at Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2022
I am proud to announce that I will be speaking at the upcoming Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2022. Join me for this free, online virtual developer event on Learn TV. Click the link or image to watch or set a reminder for my session “Driver for Data-Driven Change – Azure Cosmos DB Performance, Security, & ... Driver For Data-Driven Change – I’m Speaking at Azure Cosmos DB Conf 2022View more
14 March 2022
Securing Your Cloud Enterprise Workloads – Network Segmentation, Private Endpoints and NAT gateways
With global economies quickly entering the #datadriven economy and with data now being viewed as a strategic asset for future value creation, there is an increasing awareness of the importance in protecting that asset through data- and #cybersecurity measures, an aspect that’s also important to build trust among enterprises, organisations and individuals to share and exchange data, pivotal for ... Securing Your Cloud Enterprise Workloads – Network Segmentation, Private Endpoints and NAT gatewaysView more