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The Cloud Architects


A podcast about cloud, technology and the people using it


Nicolas Blank

Nicolas is the founder, as well an architect, author and speaker focused on Office 365 and Azure at NBConsult. Nicolas is a Microsoft Certified Master for Exchange and Office 365, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Microsoft Office Apps and Services since March 2007.
Nicolas has co-authored “Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: Design, Deploy and Deliver an Enterprise Messaging Solution”, published by Sybex.

Nicolas is a co-founder of and a contributor to thearchitects.cloud podcast and blogs at blankmanblog.com, tweets as @nicolasblank

Warren du Toit

Warren lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Warren is a Senior Solutions Architect focused on Cloud with emphasis on Open Source, Networking and Voice at NBConsult. He was awarded MVP for Microsoft Azure in 2017 and has spoken at various conferences, as well as being an Organiser of Azure events in South Africa.

He has an extensive Open Source and Cloud Networking background, having built global grids for global cloud providers. Warren consults to Enterprise Customers and System Integrators, with a focus of either assisting customers move to the cloud, or helping System Integrators build their own cloud offering. When Warren is not customer focused, he tries to spend significant time sharing his knowledge on how to drive Open Source and Dev Ops Azure based workloads.

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Chris Goosen

Chris is an IT professional with a passion for technology and almost two decades’ experience working with Microsoft technologies. As a solutions architect and consultant, Chris has many years’ experience helping organizations around the world design and implement Microsoft Exchange Server.

The explosive growth of cloud technologies in recent years has given Chris the opportunity to be on the forefront of Microsoft Office 365 adoption in Australia and the United States. Chris holds the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) certification and has been an Office Servers and Services MVP since 2014, making him one of a small number of individuals worldwide to have earned both. Chris has been a speaker at conferences such as Microsoft TechEd and Ignite and blogs regularly on Microsoft Exchange and Office 365-related topics at cgoosen.com. Follow Chris on Twitter or LinkedIn