A regular starting point for most people when first using Azure, or any public cloud, is a virtual machine. Depending on your environment, VMs can be one of the most expensive resources. It's no surprise that this can be a strong negative when considering a move to cloud. Before anything is deployed, it's important that … Continue reading How to – Reduce your Azure IaaS Costs
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?
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
Now that AZ-302 has officially been retired, there is only one route to earn your Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert certification. That route is to sit and pass both the AZ-300 and the AZ-301 exams. Currently this is arguably the most difficult exam certification path as it is one of only two Expert level … Continue reading AZ-300: Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies – Study Guide
Cloud platforms like Azure make designing solutions as efficient as possible. Whether it's a serverless application or a chunky virtual datacenter, you can get up and running in no time. This however, has both positives and negatives. The negatives often being that this level of pace can mean bad design decisions are made. Bad design … Continue reading How to – Implement Good Design Using Azure Architecture Center