Common problems using next-generation firewalls in Azure

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Recently I had to stand up a Next Generation Firewall (NGF) in an Azure Subscription as part of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). This was a Palo Alto NGF with a number of templates that can help with the implementation (see this Github repository: https://github.com/PaloAltoNetworks/azure-applicationgateway). I had to alter the template so the Application Gateway […]

What to do when ExpressRoutes don’t show up in vNet Peering

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I had a little problem the other day with a technical environment, and as sometimes happens when you have a problem it enables you to go a bit deeper and understand things better. The solution wasn’t big or clever, but the analysis and configuration checking was worthwhile. I had built a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) […]

DevOps’ role in reaping the benefits of microservices

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In the world of “one-up” IT, it seems like almost everyone is wanting to understand how to integrate microservices into their solution architecture. And rightly so. The benefits of using microservices are numerous and varied. Let’s examine some of these positives and consider if they can help you solve some of the problems that you […]

Getting Azure tagging fundamentals right

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Tagging is a convenient way to organize resources and manage workloads in Microsoft Azure. While it can be a helpful tool, tagging has its limits and special quirks that must be addressed. What is Azure tagging? It permits you to take resources that have a logical connection, such as their lifetime allocation, and assign metadata […]

Four recent trends pointing to big things ahead for the hybrid cloud

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The cloud has fundamentally changed. We had been focusing on the rise of the public cloud, but these last several months have showed us that the hybrid cloud may yet prove to be the real cloud IT model moving forward. As evidence, consider these four recent developments: The Rise of Kubernetes Kubernetes took over as […]

New strategies to help your cloud deployment survive an outage

Many view the cloud as a fail-safe, always available environment. In reality, though, almost all the large cloud providers have suffered one or more major outages in the last 12-24 months. As magical as cloud can seem, these services are being provided by computing resources housed in a data center, and when that data center […]

Azure Stack: The bridge between private and public clouds

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Azure Stack, Microsoft’s private cloud appliance, has been out for a year now. Microsoft isn’t saying how sales have been going, but the promise of Azure Stack has always been strong. This Azure cloud-in-a-box has three main use cases: Edge and disconnected solutions: Customers can address latency and connectivity requirements by processing data locally in […]

Plus d’intelligence avec les fournisseurs de services cloud du futur

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Selon un récent rapport, les fournisseurs de services cloud  commencent à proposer aux entreprises des technologies intelligentes pour se démarquer des concurrents. « Pour augmenter leur part de marché, de nombreux fournisseurs de services cloud  introduisent des instances de calcul spécifiques qui ciblent les charges de travail intensives et facilitent l’intégration de l’intelligence artificielle et […]

Powershell on Azure goes Linux

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People still assume that Windows is Windows, Linux is Linux, and never the twain shall meet. Not true. Microsoft loves Linux. You’ll find the latest proof of this in Azure Cloud Shell, which is now PowerShell Core 6 in Linux. Linux? Yes, Linux. Why? Well, as Wim Coekaerts, formerly corporate vice president of Microsoft Enterprise […]

I fornitori di servizi cloud del futuro offriranno più “intelligenza”

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I fornitori di servizi cloud (CSP per la sigla in inglese) stanno iniziando ad offrire tecnologie intelligenti ai clienti aziendali come un modo per differenziarsi dai concorrenti, secondo un recente rapporto di mercato. “Per accrescere la quota di mercato, molti fornitori di servizi cloud (CSP) stanno introducendo istanze di calcolo specializzate, che mirano a carichi […]