About Build5Nines.com

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Build5Nines.com (aka Build Five Nines) is focused on helping you be more productive with Cloud & Enterprise technology. The site was launched as BuildAzure.com back in 2015 by Chris Pietschmann with a heavy focus on Microsoft Azure related content. Since then, the site has grown to include a weekly newsletter with 11,000+ subscribers and 100K+ monthly page views. We’ve also branched out to include all areas of cloud and enterprise technology surrounding the Microsoft technology ecosystem. In late 2019, the site was rebranded as Build5Nines.com as a way to show the broader focus on content that covers everything in the cloud and enterprise space; not just specifically Microsoft technologies. We cover areas including Microsoft Azure, DevOps, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Windows Server, Linux, Open Source, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more!

Build5Nines takes its inspiration after the highly sought after service availability target of 99.999% (“Five Nines“) available uptime. This level of uptime guarantees no more than 5.26 minutes of downtime per year. Many IT systems attain 99% or even 99.99% (“Four Nines“), but few are able to achieve Five Nines of availability. The primary goal of Build5Nines is to help you build IT systems that approach, or even may achieve, the 99.999% (“Five Nines“) level of high availability. Follow, subscribe, and join us in the journey to “Build Five Nines“!

Build5Nines.com is a showcase of unique and aggregated content that focuses on EVERYTHING within the Cloud & Enterprise technology space; from Developer to IT Pro and everything in between. The site contains how-to articles, certification news, open source showcases, and MUCH MORE!

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The Build5Nines Team

Chris Pietschmann

Chris Pietschmann

Founder of Build5Nines, Principal Architect for Solliance, Microsoft MVP – Azure & IoT

Microsoft MVPChris is the Founder of Build5Nines.com and a Microsoft MVP in Azure & IoT and HashiCorp Ambassador (2021) with 20+ years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He is also a Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect, developer, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), and Cloud Advocate. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.

Dan Patrick

Dan Patrick

Chief Infrastructure Architect for Solliance, Microsoft MVP – Azure

Microsoft MVPDan Patrick is the Chief Infrastructure Architect for Solliance and a 15 year veteran at Microsoft. He has an extensive background in IT Infrastructure and Operations. Dan has both architected and lead teams building and supporting some of the largest service providers in North America with as many 15,000 Windows Servers and 120 million endpoints. Dan has worked with Azure IaaS solutions extensively since 2012. He has a passion for Virtualization with deep experience leveraging Hyper-V, Vmware, and Citrix. He is also a Clustering specialist focusing on large host clusters and SQL Always On Availability Groups. Recently Dan, authored the Networking, Azure Active Directory and Containers portion of the 70-533 Exam Reference for Microsoft Press.