Azure Platform Announcements – Simplified!
Looking for an easy to understand overview on some of the recent announcements and enhancements in Azure?
Check out the latest Taste of Premier Episode where I walk through some of the latest enhancements of Azure and demonstrate how to leverage them for important workloads! In this webcast we walk through subscription policies where you can control regions users deploy resources into as well as what types of assets they’re allowed to deploy. We also discuss Global VNet peering which is a new capability allowing you to ‘wire’ two virtual networks in Azure residing in different subscriptions or different regions to one another using our global backbone!
Other topics discussed:
- Service Endpoints — making public services such as SQL and Storage ‘private’ on your network for security and compliance purposes
- Azure DDoS Protection — Part of our service commitment is to protect important workloads against DDoS attacks. With this new capability, you can gain insight and add alerting as well as to extend protection to layers 3-7 of the OSI stack
- Network Security Group Service Tags — When building network security group rules to allow workloads to connect to services such as Azure storage that have public IP addresses that change often it’s often difficult to comply to specific security requirements to block traffic to everything except the specific services used. With Service Tags, you can allow traffic to ‘storage in South Central US’ as an example and we’ll update that policy for you with the IP ranges assigned to that service!
- Network Security Group Application Tags — Wouldn’t it be great to refer to 2,4, 20 or 100 web servers running a workload collectively instead of building rules for each public IP address to allow or deny traffic to flow to back-end services? With application tags, you can!
- Azure Monitoring — We walk through how to setup notifications and alerts about things that are important to your subscription and walk through how you can see RCA information should something extraordinary happen that impacts your services.
- Finally, we take a step back in time and talk about the Amiga 2000, hooking it up to modern displays as well as reminisce about the Video Toaster expansion card. 🙂