If you've read any of my blog posts regarding networking in Azure, you might have guessed it's one of my favourite topics. For ITops, it's one of the shifts in thinking required to make a change to cloud. As software-defined-networking is one of the core concepts required for a successful cloud implementation, it's no surprise … Continue reading Azure Networking Security – Where to Start?
On a recent project, a client had a requirement for all Public IP addresses to be part of a Pubic IP Address Prefix. This ensured they could both re-use and predict their IPs. Greatly simplifying Governance requirements and white-listing with partners. However, once the Prefix was active, I went to create a Virtual Network Gateway … Continue reading How to – Use a Public IP Address Prefix with a Virtual Network Gateway
About a year ago, Microsoft introduced the first release of Azure Firewall. Since then, and since its general release the service has grown and the features have matured. To begin, let's understand what Azure Firewall is? At its core it's a managed, network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It functions as … Continue reading Azure Firewall – Where to Start?
One of the most popular methods of connecting to Azure privately is via VPN. This can be a relatively simple process and is well documented by both Microsoft and 3rd party blogs. However, if you encounter problems, it can be difficult to get the data you need to troubleshoot efficiently. Especially if you don't have … Continue reading How to – Troubleshoot your Azure Virtual Network Gateway
Application Gatway v2 brings several welcome additions to the service since it's initial v1 release. For those who have spent time configuring an Application Gateway, you'll be glad to hear that udpate/modification times have been drastically reduced. Better performance and the addition of functionality are some of the other main reasons to use v2 over … Continue reading How to – Secure an Application Service with Application Gateway v2