If you've worked with Azure for a while, you would know that one of the most efficient methods of deployment is ARM templates and one of the most powerful services is Azure Policy. What you might not know, is that you can combine the two for efficient, iterative and defined deployments. A great point I … Continue reading How to – Azure Policy via ARM Template
When working with Azure, as with many cloud based services, one of the difficulties you may have to deal with is naming standards. Common sense would lead you to applying a single naming convention to all resources. However, in Azure, as the name of the resource can actually be used for many different things, one … Continue reading How to – Choose an Azure Naming Convention
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
One of the positives of Azure is that it can offer you so many possibilities when it comes to deployment options. However, if you don't implement the correct governance, this can very quickly become a negative. Historically, Cloud has had difficulties when it comes to sprawl; Azure Policy is a service that will help prevent … Continue reading Azure Policy – Where to Start?
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?