Infrastructure blogs

  • Azure Virtual Network Encryption

    Azure Virtual Network Encryption

    What is Azure Virtual Network Encryption? Azure Virtual Network encryption provides a layer of security that encrypts virtual network traffic, specifically between Azure Virtual Machines that communicate securely within a subnet or across different subnets. It utilizes the industry-standard IPsec (Internet Protocol Security) encryption protocol to create secure pathways for data transmission. This encryption process…


  • IPv6 Support Now Available for Azure Application Gateway

    IPv6 Support Now Available for Azure Application Gateway

    I’m thrilled to share the news about the general availability of IPv6 support for Azure Application Gateway (v2), a development I’ve been eagerly anticipating as a big fan of leveraging the gateway for load balancing and as a central point for network ingress and egress. See my other blog about front door and gateway here.…


  • Well-Architected Review

    Well-Architected Review

    Azure has introduced a public preview of its Well-Architected Framework assessment on Azure Advisor, marking an advancement in cloud service optimization and architectural excellence. This initiative is designed to help Azure customers evaluate and improve their cloud architectures across five critical pillars: reliability, security, cost optimization, operational excellence, and performance efficiency. The assessment is an…


  • Application Gateway for Containers

    Application Gateway for Containers

    Application Gateway for Containers, recently made generally available by Azure, represents an evolution in application (layer 7) load balancing and dynamic traffic management for workloads running in a Kubernetes cluster. This service is the culmination of the Application Gateway and Application Gateway Ingress Controller, offering enhanced capabilities for managing web traffic to container workloads with…


  • Network Security with Microsoft SASE

    Network Security with Microsoft SASE

    In today’s digital age, the way we work and access resources has fundamentally changed. The shift towards remote work and the increasing adoption of cloud services demand a more flexible, secure, and efficient way to manage network access and security. Enter Microsoft’s Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), a pioneering solution designed to meet these challenges…


  • Azure Topology for Enhanced Traffic Management and Control

    Azure Topology for Enhanced Traffic Management and Control

    In the landscape of cloud computing, the ability to visualize, manage, and optimize network resources is critical for organizations to ensure their applications and services run smoothly and securely. As a Solution Architect deeply immersed in the complexities of network architecture, I’ve experienced firsthand the challenges of maintaining an efficient, secure, and reliable network. It’s…


  • New Azure API Center Portal

    New Azure API Center Portal

    Introduction The Azure API Center Portal is designed to simplify API management for organizations. It centralizes API inventory, enabling easier access and management across teams. With role-based access control (RBAC), it ensures secure access to APIs. The portal supports interactive documentation for direct API testing, facilitating quicker integration. It provides lifecycle management tools for APIs,…


  • Azure Front Door with Application Gateway: More Than Just a Load Balancer

    Azure Front Door with Application Gateway: More Than Just a Load Balancer

    Introduction: In the landscape of cloud services, Azure Application Gateway has consistently piqued my interest. This blog is a testament to my admiration for this service, which, in my experience, surpasses the traditional role of a load balancer. Its capabilities are often comparable to those of an F5 Advanced Web Application Firewall (WAF), which is…


  • Azure Chaos Studio

    Azure Chaos Studio

    In today’s digital landscape, ensuring system reliability and resilience is important. Chaos Engineering, a practice that involves deliberately injecting failures into a system to test its robustness and identify weaknesses before they cause real issues. Azure Chaos Studio from Microsoft is a tool designed to facilitate Chaos Engineering within Azure environments, allowing engineers to simulate…


  • Azure’s New Private Subnet

    Azure’s New Private Subnet

    Introduction Microsoft Azure continues to evolve its cloud services, prioritizing security and flexibility for its users. The latest addition is the ability to create private subnets, an important feature for any organization concerned with network security and efficient management. In this blog post, we will explore this new feature, its benefits, and how to implement…