Gaurav Mantri's Personal Blog.

Zone Redundant Storage (Preview v/s Classic)–Compared & Contrasted

Recently I ran into this blog post by Azure Storage Team: Azure Zone Redundant Storage in public preview. When I saw this post, the first thought that came to my mind was “it must surely be a mistake” , after all Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) has been available for quite some time now.  Out of … [Read more...]

Understanding Azure Storage Blob Access Tiers

It has been really-really long time that I have written a blog post. Past year or so has been simply crazy. From acquiring Cerebrata back to building a brand new product (Cerulean) from scratch, things kept me quite busy. In this blog post we will talk about blob access tiers. We will talk about … [Read more...]

My Thoughts On Current Euphoria Over Startups In India

Nowadays everyone wants to do a startup. There is a general feeling that if they are not doing a startup, they are not doing anything . I was listening to an old song by Amitabh Bachchan and took the liberty of modifying it to reflect the current sentiment : इक रहिन ईर (Once there was Eer) इक … [Read more...]

Azure Storage – Shared Access Signature Enhancements

Over the past few months, Azure Storage Team released two major upgrades. Both of these upgrades involve some really interesting new features and improvements. Among these new features and improvements include changes to Shared Access Signature (SAS) functionality. In Cloud Portam SAS plays a really … [Read more...]

Azure Icon Font For Your Web Application

For both Cloud Portam website and application, when it comes to icons we don’t use images. Almost invariably, we use vector icons and icon fonts (like Font Awesome which BTW are very aptly named; they are indeed really-really awesome :)). Where Font Awesome didn’t work for us was icons for Azure … [Read more...]

What’s New In Azure Storage

It’s been a while that I wrote a blog post about Azure Storage :). Earlier this month, Azure Storage Team released a new version of Storage Service and included a lot of awesome goodness! In this blog post, I will try to summarize those. So let’s start! New Storage Service REST API Version / … [Read more...]

Azure Service Bus – As I Understand It: Part II (Queues & Messages)

Continuing from my previous post about Azure Service Bus, in this post I will share my learning about Queues & Messages. The focus of this post will be about some of the undocumented things I found as we implemented support for Queues and Messages in Cloud Portam. Queues As mentioned in my … [Read more...]

Azure Service Bus – As I Understand It: Part I (Overview)

Recently we started working on including support for Azure Service Bus in Cloud Portam. Prior to this, I had no experience with this service though it has been around for quite some time and I always wanted to try this out but one thing or another (oh, my stupid excuses :)!) prevented me from doing … [Read more...]

Understanding Azure Premium Storage – A Developer Perspective

As you may already know Azure Premium Storage is the latest offering from Azure Storage which is designed specifically to handle Virtual Machine workloads. A few weeks back we included support for managing Premium Storage in Cloud Portam. There were a few things I learnt during that process and in … [Read more...]

Prarambh 2015 – A Recap

Over the weekend of Feb 20 - 22nd 2015, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Udaipur’s Entrepreneurship Cell “Saksham” organized a 32 hour startup challenge event (Prarambh). This was the 2nd time an event like this was organized (and I'm extremely lucky to be a part of both events) and having … [Read more...]