Azure and BizTalk with Sam Vanhoutte
So where does BizTalk fit into your Azure application? Carl and Richard talk to Sam Vanhoutte about his work using BizTalk technology to integrate systems together with Azure in the middle. The conversation pokes a little fun at BizTalks's on-going battle for relevance - for the customers that really need it, it is awesome. But now it's available as a cloud product in Azure which can save a ton in hardware fees, enough to run the infrastructure for a long time. Sam also digs into Enterprise Service Buses and their role in the modern infrastructure. Good stuff!
Sam Vanhoutte is CTO and Product Manager with Codit. Based in Belgium, Sam is a Microsoft Integration MVP and frequently speaks at conferences. Next to that, he is also BizTalk Virtual Technology Specialist and has extensive experience in building integrated enterprise, ESB and SOA solutions. Because of the specialized focus on integration on Microsoft technology, Sam is part of Microsoft's Connected Systems and Azure Advisory boards and is a Microsoft Azure Insider as well as a Belgian MEET member. Sam co-founded the BizTalk User Group in Belgium (http://www.btug.be) and is active crew member of the Azure User group (http://www.azug.be). While managing and architecting the online integration platform "Codit Integration Cloud", Sam has been focusing on Cloud integration with the Windows Azure platform the last years, focusing on the Microsoft Azure Service Bus and Hybrid integration technology. Sam is blogging on the Codit blog (http://blog.codit.eu) and tweets via http://twitter.com/SamVanhoutte.