Episode 3 – ExpressRoute and Networking and Cloud Security, Oh My!


AzureABILITY host Louis Berman discusses ExpressRoute, networking and hybridity with Microsoft’s Bryan Woodworth—a Global Black Belt who can toss off words like “hybridity” with louche confidence.  Along the way Brian and Louis also explore such pithy topics as the effect of mullets on the college dating scene.

Bryan was born in Charlotte but raised in Boone, NC, went to grad school for music at UT Austin, and fell in love with networking while moonlighting as a university IT guy. At the time he was teaching History of Rock and playing in a number of rock bands. Bryan followed his wife to Seattle and continued his interest in networking at F5 Networks, stepping through several different roles there, ultimately joining Microsoft in early 2015 as their DC load balancing architect, and crossing over to his GBB role in late 2016. Azure has been his happy home for almost three years, and he swears he has no desire to ever look back.

To learn more more about ExpressRoute and/or Bryan, check out the following links [Editors Note: the first three links are a bit dry so you may want to start with a slightly out-of-date yet super-helpful resource: https://marckean.com/2018/09/03/azure-expressroute-demystified/ for a start.]

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CREDITS: Louis Berman (Host); Bryan Woodworth (Guest); Simon Hillvo (PSA); Vincent Tone / PremiumBeat (Music); Heather Walsh (Intro/Outro); Cameron Tomisser (Engineer); East Coast Studio (Editing)


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