About Avinash Barnwal

I am Avinash Barnwal, a Senior Solution Architect with having Solution Architecture and Data Center Migrations / Cloud Migrations experience currently practising Azure Solution architecture and executing Cloud App Modernization projects. I carry an experience in diverse domains like Loyalty Rewards, Reinsurance, Capital leasing, Travel Backoffice Solutions, Petroleum marketing & Handheld Electricity billing.

My Primary skills include Azure Solutions Architecture, Kubernetes Administration, Terraform IAC, C#.NET (Windows, Web Services), ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework Core, Azure DevOps to name a few. I am well versed in Agile and waterfall methodologies.

Migration / App Modernization Experience

Disaster Recovery Planning, High Availability Planning and Setup, Load balancing setup for Web Applications with NGINX/ Apache, MySQL Cluster, Single Sign-On Implementation using SAML (Ping Federate and Azure AD), SSL, Client Certificate authentication, Kerberos Authentication, HSM setup (Luna), Digital E-Signatures, Multi-Factor Authentication Setup, Middleware MQ(IBM), WebSphere based Java app hosting, Azure Traffic Manager / 3DNS Load Balancing, Azure Load Balancers, Azure Web Application setup and Migration, WordPress Hosting and Support, Apache Reverse proxy setup, Docker and Kubernetes.

Pre-Sales POCs

Azure Cosmos DB Migration, Azure SQL Clustering using Ubuntu-based SQL 2019 & Pacemaker / Corosync, SQL Geo-Replication, SQL Auto-Failover Groups, Availability Groups Setup, TLA Specification Language, Paxos, Raft Algorithm, Service Mesh, Linkerd, Azure DevOps with Terraform., Azure DevOps Framework with Terraform, Camunda BPMN POC on AKS (Azure Kubernetes Services) and ACS (Container Services) with ACR (Container Registry), ServiceNow Integration for Alerting from Azure Monitor.



I follow some of the great personalities that I have come across in my life in order of Chronology of me getting inspired: –

  • Jeremy Foster (for his work and demo on Tweet Monkey)
  • Christopher Harrison (the way you say “Remember Model and Controller is just a class” and seemed so easy to understand ASP.NET MVC),
  • Scott Hanselman (for your super-useful Demos and interesting Ideas),
  • Jon Galloway (had an opportunity to meet him in person in Microsoft Build London 2015).


If you want to consult me for any of the above skills, you can reach me through Twitter handle @vnextcoder or at gmail.com.

My PGP Key is here if you want to send something encrypted.