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Tag: Azure Architecture

Armchair Architects: How Architecture Is Changing – Part 2

Original Post Read More   So, how is cloud architecture evolving? In this latest installment of the Armchair Architects series of the Azure Enablement Show, we discuss the evolution of cloud architecture for four topics: Containers and collaboration environments Machine learning Serverless computing Low-code/No-code development. We’ll cover four topics in

Armchair Architects: How Architecture Is Changing – Part 1

Original Post Read More So, how is cloud architecture evolving? In this latest installment of the Armchair Architects series of the Azure Enablement Show, we discuss the evolution of cloud architecture for four topics: Containers and collaboration environments Machine learning Serverless computing Low-code/No-code development.   We’ll cover four topics in

Do more for less with enhanced Azure Advisor recommendations for virtual machines

Original Post Read More   One of the promises of the cloud is better efficiency and utilization of infrastructure. Towards this end, Azure enhanced an Azure Advisor recommendation called “Shutdown/Resize your virtual machines”.  It provides customers with cost savings opportunities by targeting VMs that are not utilized efficiently. Before this

Deploying SQL Server on Azure using Azure NetApp Files

Original Post Read More Abstract This blog provides guidance on how to deploy Microsoft SQL Server leveraging Azure NetApp Files on virtual machines in Azure.   Co-author(s): Pat Sinthusan, NetApp   Intended audience This technical report provides an overview of the configuration of an Azure environment to run SQL Server with SMB

Creating a Custom and Secure Azure Portal Offering

Original Post Read More Introduction A customer of mine wanted to provide certain internal users the ability to create specific Azure resources, in this case Windows-based virtual machines (VMs), in a very controlled manner. Some of their requirements included: A completely custom user interface served up via the Azure Portal.

Azure Kubernetes Service Security Deep Dive – Part 1 (CIS Benchmark)

Original Post Read More The official documentation on how to implement right level of security on your AKS cluster and it’s different components is here: Azure security baseline for Azure Kubernetes Service. This doc is exhaustive and explains various aspects of AKS security and related actions to be taken in

Disaster Recovery of AKS workloads with Astra Control Service and Azure NetApp Files

Original Post Read More Abstract This article describes how to protect Kubernetes applications running on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) on Azure NetApp Files (ANF) from disasters like accidental deletion of the cluster or application and the loss of a complete region with NetApp Astra Control Service (ACS). It also shows how the ACS REST API

Armchair Architects: Is that configurable?

Original Post Read More   I find that we ask this question far too many times when talking to developers. While we allow ourselves to go fast and break things, we also need to realize that in doing so, we’re often taking on technical debt. As architects, when conducting a code review or we sense that someone is taking a

Armchair Architects: Hybrid/Multi-Cloud

Original Post Read More     What is the difference between hybrid and multi-cloud? It’s really a matter of orchestrating multiple environments. The term hybrid and multi-cloud are merging to mean the integration of compute, storage, and networking provider boundaries.  Organizations are even beginning to look at their own data