Clemens Vasters.

Tales from the land of cloud computing. From, well, how shall I say - up here?

Blog location moved

I've been cross-posting content to this blog from my main blog at http://vasters.com/blog for...

Author: clemensv Date: 01/09/2017

Internet of Things – Terminals, Hosts, Peripherals

[This is a follow-up post to "Internet of Things or Thing on the Internet?"] The metaphor "Internet...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/14/2014

In search of: Lightweight secure tunnel protocol for use between well-known peers

I have an immediate job opening for an open standard or multivendor transport layer security...

Author: clemensv Date: 02/05/2014

Internet of Things or Thing on the Internet?

Terminology that loosely ring-fences a group of related technologies is often very helpful in...

Author: clemensv Date: 01/26/2014

Blocking outbound IP addresses. Again. No.

Just replied yet again to someone whose customer thinks they're adding security by blocking outbound...

Author: clemensv Date: 08/28/2013

TechEd Europe 2013: Service Bus Sessions

Messaging with Windows Azure Service Bus Windows Azure Service Bus offers a rich set of messaging...

Author: clemensv Date: 07/02/2013

Things. M2M. IoT - Connecting Special Purpose Devices to and through the Cloud

I published a new video over on Subscribe about the "Internet of Things". Check it out.

Author: clemensv Date: 06/09/2013

Internet of Things: Is VPN a False Friend?

"Internet of Things" (IoT) is the grand catchphrase for network-enabling everyday objects and...

Author: clemensv Date: 06/02/2013

Utopia ESB

The basic idea of the Enterprise Service Bus paints a wonderful picture of a harmonious coexistence,...

Author: clemensv Date: 01/15/2013

Negotiate, Promise, Do. Transactions.

Head over to my Subscribe! blog on Channel 9 for the latest episode on Transactions.

Author: clemensv Date: 01/09/2013

Push vs. Pull

Here’s from my Channel 9 Subscribe blog, an ad-hoc, single-take whiteboard discussion on "push" and...

Author: clemensv Date: 12/07/2012

Subscribe! - Getting Started with Service Bus

Over on my new Channel 9 blog I've started a series that will (hopefully) help novices with getting...

Author: clemensv Date: 12/04/2012

“Subscribe!”

I have a new (additional) blog. It's not a "write" blog, it's a "speak" blog. Over on Microsoft's...

Author: clemensv Date: 12/04/2012

Where I’m at, what’s next, and asking for some help

Here's a short video explaining where I’m at now (here’s a map) and what I’m up to. Meanwhile I’ve...

Author: clemensv Date: 11/25/2012

About the 'D' in ACID Transactions

I just got prompted to write this in an email reply and I think it's worth sharing. My personal...

Author: clemensv Date: 10/11/2012

Are you catching falling knives?

as I thumb through some people's code on Github, I see a fairly large number of "catch all"...

Author: clemensv Date: 09/06/2012

Going Home

After just over six years in the United States, our family is going to relocate back to Germany...

Author: clemensv Date: 09/02/2012

Sagas

Today has been a lively day in some parts of the Twitterverse debating the Saga pattern. As it...

Author: clemensv Date: 08/31/2012

"I want to program my firewall using IP ranges to allow outbound access only to my cloud apps"

We get a ton of inquiries along the lines of “I want to program my firewall using IP ranges to allow...

Author: clemensv Date: 07/31/2012

Transactions in Windows Azure (with Service Bus) – An Email Discussion

I had a email discussion late last weekend and through this weekend on the topic of transactions in...

Author: clemensv Date: 07/30/2012

“Push”

There’s a lot of talk about “Push” notifications both in web and mobile scenarios. “Push” is often...

Author: clemensv Date: 07/26/2012

MSDN Magazine June 2012: Using Windows Azure Service Bus for … Things!

I actually had to double-check whether it’s really true given all my talks and places where I’ve...

Author: clemensv Date: 06/01/2012

NHTTP

I’m toying around with very small and very constrained embedded devices right now. When you make...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/03/2012

What is CQRS?

Greg says what it’s not, and since he didn’t use the opportunity to also succinctly express what it...

Author: clemensv Date: 03/05/2012

SignalR powered by Service Bus

UPDATED LINK: (tl;dr https://github.com/SignalR/SignalR/wiki/Azure-service-bus) Our friends over in...

Author: clemensv Date: 02/13/2012

4 Questions

I answered 4 questions in Richard Seroter’s series of interviews with folks working on connect...

Author: clemensv Date: 12/01/2011

Achieving Transactional Behavior with Messaging

Elastic and dynamic multitenant cloud environments have characteristics that make traditional...

Author: clemensv Date: 10/06/2011

Service Bus Relay Load Balancing–The Missing Feature (But Not For Much Longer!)

Load Balancing on the Service Bus Relay is by far our #1 most requested feature now that we’ve got...

Author: clemensv Date: 09/20/2011

Securing Service Bus with the Access Control Service

This session explains how to secure Service Bus using the Access Control Service. This is also an...

Author: clemensv Date: 09/19/2011

Service Bus Topics and Queues – Advanced

This session is a followup to the Service Bus session that I did at the build conference and...

Author: clemensv Date: 09/18/2011

Building loosely-coupled Apps with Windows Azure Service Bus Topics and Queues

From //build in Anaheim

Author: clemensv Date: 09/15/2011

Understanding Windows Azure AppFabric Queues (and Topics)

Our team’s Development Manager MK (Murali Krishnaprasad) and me were interviewed by Michael Washam...

Author: clemensv Date: 06/10/2011

Service Bus May 2011 CTP Client Bits now on NuGet

(This post has been written by my coworker Eric Lam who pulled this all together – he wrote it as an...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/22/2011

Audio clips recorded on the road

I’ve been starting to use Cinchcast to post little audio clips that I record while driving from and...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/20/2011

Service Bus May 2011 CTP Resources

Here’s a (incomplete) snapshot of what’s out there in terms of material for the new Service Bus CTP:...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/19/2011

Introducing the Windows Azure AppFabric Service Bus May 2011 CTP

A lot of partners and customers we talk to are telling us that they think of Service Bus as one of...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/16/2011

A Bit Of Service Bus NetTcpRelayBinding Latency Math

From: John Doe Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:10 AM To: Clemens Vasters Subject: What is the average...

Author: clemensv Date: 05/11/2011

Reading ATAPI SMART Data from Drives using .NET; Temperature Anyone?

I’ll admit this is an odd topic for me to write about since my job pretty far away from that part of...

Author: clemensv Date: 04/11/2011

Why would anyone ever use a (Message) Queue?

For programmers writing distributed systems and are not using queues in them just yet. If you are a...

Author: clemensv Date: 03/18/2011

Windows Azure AppFabric October 2010 CTP - Service Bus Samples from my PDC Talk (Part 1)

In my PDC talk I’m showing a few little samples that are not in the SDK for the CTP release. I’ve...

Author: clemensv Date: 11/03/2010

PDC10 Windows Azure AppFabric - Service Bus Futures

My PDC10 session is available online (it was pre-recorded). I talk about the new ‘Labs’ release that...

Author: clemensv Date: 10/29/2010

Windows Azure AppFabric Datacenter IP ranges

We know that there’s a number of you out there who have outbound firewall rules in place on your...

Author: clemensv Date: 10/25/2010

Blobber– A trivial little tool for uploading/listing/deleting Windows Azure Blob Storage files

There must be dozens of these things, but I didn’t find one online last week and I needed a tool...

Author: clemensv Date: 10/09/2010

Cloud Architecture: The Scheduler-Agent-Supervisor Pattern

As our team was starting to transform our parts of the Azure Services Platform from a CTP ‘labs’...

Author: clemensv Date: 09/27/2010

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