Hey there, my name is Lucian Franghiu and I’m a Lead Microsoft Azure cloud solution architect by day working in Sydney, Australia with over 14 years of consulting experience, and counting, under my belt. I’ve liked technology and geeking out with it since I first got to tinker with my cousins Macintosh in the early 90’s (mostly just loved playing Prince of Persia). I was born in Romania, emigrated to Australia when I was 3, and therefore made in Sydney.

I probably best describe myself, for the most part, as a 12 year old trapped in a 30 something year old’s body. I think the fun and relaxed part of life is what drives my personality and outlook. Being stressed and unhappy are just a road to, as a great person once said, _”…the path to the dark side. [Stress leads to anger.] Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”_

I enjoy football (as its correctly called) otherwise known as soccer, come on Chelsea! 🔵; gaming on PC, but, I can shwoop you on console in FIFA if you dare; Formula 1 (#EssereFerrari 🔴); MotoGP (#MonsterYamaha 🔵); Star Wars; cooking (really love that) and laughing. You can never laugh enough in life.

Today I work for an interesting professional and managed services consultancy company that’s part of Telstra, Australia’s leading telco, called “Telstra Purple”. Its one of the largest organisations of this type in Australia. I work with enterprise customers as an architect and subject matter expert where I hope to provide thought leadership and expertise for Microsoft Azure cloud solutions.

I’m a certified Microsoft Azure Specialist (x2 – Architecting Azure Solutions and Implementing Azure Solutions), a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)(x2), a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)(x7), a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)(x1), a Microsoft Certified Solution Associate (MCSA)(x2 with the newest being for Microsoft Cloud Platform), a Microsoft Certified IT Professional – Enterprise Administrator (MCITP-EA)(x1) and a Certified Meraki Networking Associate (CMNA). These along with numerous other certificates in network, messaging and systems administration have given me a vast grounding in all things IT infrastructure.

In 2014 I came to the realisation that working with public clouds like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services is my career’s foreseeable future. Since then I have been soaking up as much knowledge as possible while working to translate my existing experience into how that can relate to the cloud. So far so good.

At the same time that I started that pivot, I thought that I’d start this blog and be able to give back to the IT community that had given me so much. By night or as often as time permits, I like to share nuggets of information on my experiences in the cloud so that others can benefit from some of the lessons learned I’ve accumulated along the way.

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If you’d like to get a more detailed overview, head over to LinkedIn and check out my profile there.