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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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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Azure — Azure Private Link Overview

Introduction to Azure Private Link TL;DR: Private Link enables access to hosted customer and partner services over a private endpoint in your virtual network. It enables a true private connectivity experience between services and virtual networks. Azure Private Link brings Azure services inside the customer’s private VNet. The service resources can be accessed using the private IP address just like any other […]

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How to connect to Microsoft Azure using Powershell

Install the following components on your system to connect to your Microsoft Azure subscription using PowerShell: Microsoft Online Service Sign-in Assistant for IT Professionals RTW Select the appropriate version of your OS Azure Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell (64-bit version) The 32-bit version is discontinued by October 20, 2014. You must be a tenant administrator (i.e. company administrator, global administrator) […]

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Working with the Azure Blob Storage Service

Azure Storage is the foundation of the whole of Azure. Every service either runs directly on top of Azure Storage (VMs, PaaS Services) or relies on Azure Storage for many of its operations. With such an important role, it’s not surprise that Microsoft has invested a lot of time and effort to make this service as fast and resilient as […]

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE AZURE RESOURCE MANAGER (ARM)

The Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is the service used to provision resources in your Azure subscription. It was first announced at Build 2014 when the new Azure portal (portal.azure.com) was announced and provides a new set of API’s that are used to provision resources. Prior to ARM, developers and IT professionals used the Azure Service Management API’s and the old […]

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