Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF)

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. The Azure Application Gateway has been further enhanced to offer greater protection and monitoring with the Web Application Firewall (WAF). WAF is generally available and provides protection against many common attacks…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Azure Network Watcher

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. As cloud solutions become more sophisticated, the tools required to maintain, verify health, and diagnose issues are advancing.  Application Insights, for example, provides a flexible and insightful way of understanding and…

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IaC on Azure – Linux Virtual Machine Deployment in a breeze with ARM Template

Previously, I demonstrated on the topic of Windows Server Virtual Machine Deployment made easy with ARM Template, but the use of an ARM Template is just not about deploying Microsoft Windows Server. With Microsoft Azure IaaS today, you can deploy multiple Linux Distros (Eg. CentOS, Ubuntu, Red Hat, SUSE Linux Enterprise or others) that are…


Configuring Service Fabric security hardened cluster (ALB and ILB)

Today, the default Service Fabric configuration exposes the ports 19080 and 19000 publicly. Those ports are usually protected by certificate-based security or AAD, but it’s definitely a good idea to hide those ports from the Internet…

This article discusses dual load balancer config and SFRP integration.


IaC on Azure – An introduction of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template

What is Infrastructure as Code (IaC)? Infrastructure as Code is a process of managing and provisioning computing infrastructure with some declarative approach while setting their configuration using definition files instead of traditional interactive configuration tools.   What are the benefits of IaC? Consistency Consistently achieve standardised provisioning or deployment Accelerating Accelerating provisioning or deployment rapidly…