First announced back in late February, Azure Sentinel is the first cloud native SIEM service from a major provider. SIEM (security information and event management) is a primary component in any security service. Sentinel aims to leverage cloud specific benefits like elastic scale and AI to allow customers detect and respond to security incidents as … Continue reading Azure Sentinel – Where to start?
Built into every Azure Subscription and offered as a free service is Azure Advisor. Helpful without being too intrusive, it can be beneficial to many who use Azure. So, what is it? It's a personalised recommendation service. It gives you quick and simple insights into your deployments and where they could be optimised. There are … Continue reading What is Azure Advisor?
I'm sure most of you have seen recent announcements relative to Blueprints as well as multiple Microsoft posts about the service and what it can do to improve your environments. However, what if you're not sure about what they are and if they are usable for your environment? Hopefully, that's where this post comes in. … Continue reading What are Azure Blueprints?
A significant put possibly less exciting update to Azure over the past few months has been the revamp and update of Azure Monitor (AzMon). In my opinion, this is a resource that should be included in your design for all deployments. It is now a comprehensive solution for collecting, analysing, and acting on your telemetry from … Continue reading Azure Monitor – Show me all the data!
One of the main benefits of Azure's billing model is that it offers per minute billing. This means that if you have an application/service/environment that isn't required 24/7 you can reduce your costs by using Automation so that you will only pay for what you consume. However, if your environment requires you run a VM … Continue reading Understanding Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances