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?
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?
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
When considering Azure as a platform, part of the conversation should revolve around transformation. That is, how do we transform our approach from what is viewed as traditional to something more modern. Often this could lead to redesigning how your application/service is deployed, but with some workflows, a simple change from IaaS to PaaS is … Continue reading Securing Azure PaaS