Developing for autoscaling in Azure

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The public cloud (i.e. AWS, Azure, etc.) is often portrayed as a panacea for all that ails on-premises solutions. And along with this “cure-all” impression are a few misconceptions about the benefits of using the public cloud. One common misconception pertains to autoscaling, the ability to automatically scale up or down the number of compute […]

Saying ‘No thanks’ to Microsoft Dynamics support is more expensive than you think. Here’s why.

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After you’ve spent big dollars on a major ERP or CRM implementation with Microsoft Dynamics, springing for a post-implementation support contract seems like a lot to ask. But when you consider even just a few of the common issues that arise during a system’s lifecycle, it becomes obvious why DIY support is more expensive and […]

Phishing attacks on the rise

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It’s no surprise that phishing attacks remain among the most effective. By some estimates, phishing (specifically highly-targeted spear-phishing attacks) are how 91% of digital attacks are initiated. Even business and security leaders — those who clearly should know better — admit to being fooled. In our post, The high risk of data loss associated with employees, […]

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) […]

L’offre Azure Container Instances (ACI) débarque !

J’aime les conteneurs. Vous aimez les conteneurs. Nous aimons tous les conteneurs. Toutefois, si vous avez déjà essayé d’exécuter vos programmes sur Microsoft Azure, vous avez certainement dû rencontrer un problème. Il n’était pas facile d’exécuter des conteneurs de type Docker, une technologie native de Linux, sur Azure. Le correctif aurait pu être fait, mais […]

Arriva “Azure Container Instances”

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Adoro i contenitori. Anche tu ami i contenitori. Tutti noi amiamo i contenitori. Ma, se hai mai provato a eseguire i tuoi programmi su Microsoft Azure, hai probabilmente avuto un problema. Non è stato facile gestire containers in stile Docker, una tecnologia Linux nativa, su Azure. Oh, si poteva fare, ma era molto lavoro. Ora, […]