Azure — ExpressRoute Overview

What is Azure ExpressRoute? — Introduction to Azure ExpressRoute Azure ExpressRoute lets you seamlessly extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft Azure. This connection between your organization and Azure is dedicated and private. ExpressRoute Key points ExpressRoute is a private connection from your on-premises infrastructure to your Azure infrastructure. Your data doesn’t travel over the public internet. Connection between your […]

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AWS — Direct Connect Overview

Introduction to AWS Direct Connect AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated connection from an on-premises network to Amazon VPC. Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your data center, office, or collocated environment. This private connection can reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than internet-based […]

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Azure — Virtual Network (VNet) Peering Overview

Introduction to Virtual Network (VNet) Peering in Azure VNet peering (or virtual network peering) enables you to connect virtual networks. A VNet peering connection between virtual networks enables you to route traffic between them privately through IPv4 addresses. Virtual machines in the peered VNets can communicate with each other as if they are within the same network. VNet Peering Types1. Regional […]

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Getting Started with Infrastructure as Code

What is IaC? When you are new to the cloud, your early interactions are via the web portals such portal.azure.com for Microsoft Azure or aws.amazon.com for Amazon Web Services. This is ideal for at the start, because it’s interactive and follows a step-wise approach to resource creation which is great for learning. However, when scale, automation and repetition is required, using a portal is […]

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Azure — Difference between Azure Load Balancer and Application Gateway

Azure Load Balancer vs Application Gateway in Azure Azure Load Balancer works with traffic at Layer 4, while Application Gateway works with Layer 7 traffic, and specifically with HTTP (including HTTPS and WebSockets). Azure Application Gateway Application Gateway (AGW) is a web traffic manager for your web applications (one or multiple) i.e. load balancer that enables you to manage traffic […]

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AWS — Amazon RDS vs Amazon EC2 Relational Databases — Comparison

Difference between Amazon RDS and Amazon EC2 Relational Databases in AWS TL;DR: Amazon RDS enables you to run a fully featured relational database while offloading database administration. Whereas, for more control and flexibility, EC2 will be better for your relational database. If you want an automated and cost-effective solution, go for RDS. With Amazon RDS, AWS will take care of […]

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AWS — VPC Peering Overview

Introduction to AWS VPC Peering TL;DR A VPC Peering connection is a networking connection between two VPCs that enables you to route traffic between them privately (using private IPv4 or IPv6 addresses). Instances in either VPC can communicate with each other as if they are within the same network. VPCs can be in different regions (known as inter-region VPC peering connection). VPC […]

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AWS — VPC Egress-Only Internet Gateway Overview

Introduction to AWS VPC Egress-Only Internet Gateway TL;DR Egress-only Internet Gateway is VPC component that allows outbound only communication to the internet over IPv6, and prevents the Internet from initiating an IPv6 connection with your instances. Egress-only Internet gateway works as a NAT gateway, but for IPv6 traffic. An egress-only Internet gateway is for use with IPv6 traffic only. To enable […]

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AWS — VPC Endpoints Overview

Introduction to AWS VPC Endpoints TL;DR VPC endpoint enables creation of a private connection between VPC to supported AWS services and VPC endpoint services powered by PrivateLink using its private IP address. Traffic between VPC and AWS service does not leave the Amazon network. There are two types of VPC endpoints: Interface endpointis an elastic network interface (ENI) with a private […]

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