When the cloud computing was taking off in the late 2000s, Marius has perceived its enormous potential. From then, he follows up closely the evolution of the cloud technologies, with focus on IaaS, PaaS or hybrid architectures, and particularly in Azure, the Microsoft’s cloud. He has a mixed background of developer and IT professional, allowing it to position himself in consulting on complex application or infrastructure projects, as well as training and coaching teams on developing, administering and architecting cloud solutions. As Azure MVP and Advisor, Marius Zaharia works closely with Microsoft product teams on giving feedback and insights on various Azure services and technologies. Marius is a passionate and proactive member in the global Azure community, community manager of AZUG FR (Azure User Group France), organizer and speaker at cloud related events and conferences, blog writer, and – in its limited spare time left – guitar player and singer.