If you're considering Azure for IaaS workloads, the first aspect of cloud you will have to understand, design and deploy is networking. As with any other cloud, software defined networking is the foundation of IaaS for Azure. You cannot deploy a workload without first deploying a Virtual Network. However, once you have a network, you … Continue reading What is Azure Network Security Group?
Recently Microsoft announced that a new Azure Firewall service was entering a managed public preview. Azure Firewall is a managed, network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It is a fully stateful firewall as a service with built-in high availability and scalability. The services uses a static public IP meaning that your outbound … Continue reading First Impressions – Azure Firewall Preview
Endpoints extend your virtual network private address space and the identity of your VNet to specific Azure services
Accessing a VM in your local environment is generally a straight forward operation. You initiate an RDP connection to a private IP and enter your credentials. Simple and relatively secure as all traffic is local relative to your LAN. With Azure, this can become more complex as the option to attach a public IP is … Continue reading Securing Remote RDP Access
Web applications that are only accessible on your corporate LAN are common place in most companies. The lack of public access can be the result of many factors, most commonly the reason is the complexity of allowing a route through your secure perimeter. As a result, providing access to these applications has traditionally involved creating … Continue reading Azure AD Application Proxy