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
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?
To say there have been a lot of Azure announcements at Ignite is an understatement. Several important services have hit GA and several exciting new services have been announced. Rather than re-list them all (I'll link through at the end), I am going to highlight those I am most excited about, and think will be … Continue reading Azure Networking Updates at Ignite