Brandon Atkinson

Software & Cloud Architect at CapTech Consulting, 2-Time Microsoft MVP

Richmond (VA, United States)

Over 12 years of experience in architecture, web application development, cloud, portals, search, service-oriented architecture and mobile application development. Significant experience implementing Microsoft solutions using Azure/AWS, .NET, ASP.NET, Web API, Node.js, SharePoint, SQL Server, and Universal Windows Platform.Served in solutions architect, development, project management, and technical lead roles. Experience leading teams of developers and support staff, mentoring junior staff, and managing development schedules and work assignments.Awarded the Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) award twice. MVPs are a group of about 4,500 technology experts worldwide that share real-world expertise with the community. Earned numerous certifications covering application development, database development and administration, and system/network engineering.Specialties: Microsoft, Azure, AWS, .NET, ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Node.js, JavaScript, REST, SQL Server, C#, Universal Windows Platform, Service Oriented Architecture, and Cloud.

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  1. Don't Fear Cloud Lock-In, Just Architect Differently

    I've worked with many different clients who are either on the verge of moving to the cloud, or who are in the cloud and are terrified that they will be "locked in" to a particular provider. A lot of these same clients have spent months or years just coming to the core decision to move to the cloud, let alone trying to implement solutions there. These fears usually rise up once an SDK is mentioned, and most often its always developers voicing these concerns. My experience has taught me these fears...
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