Tag: Microsoft azure

24 hours of network traffic analysis from Microsoft Azure

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Did you know that your virtual machines are targeted for attacks before they actually come online? For virtual machines running on Microsoft Azure, you can notice quite fast when they are online and ports like 3389 / RDP is publically available you get…

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Study guide for Azure Certifications AZ-100 & AZ-101

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A Couple of weeks ago I signed up for the new beta exams for Microsoft Azure, which are currently in Beta and was limited to a number amount of seats. So this post is more of a study guide I created for preparation for…

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Cloud Wars – IBM vs Microsoft vs Google vs Amazon IaaS

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In my previous blog post I did a short overview of the different cloud vendors, a bit about their focus areas and also a bit about strengths and weaknesses. The blogpost can be found here –>http://bit.ly/2CrBgZA .In this post I want to focus…

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Accessing Azure Advisor using REST API

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One of the cool still faily new services in Azure is the Azure Advisor feature. Azure Advisor is a service which provides insight into your subscription based upon high-availability, cost, performance or security (which is using Azure Security Center) Using the UI (Portal)…

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Microsoft Azure and VMware? Not so fast!

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In August this year, VMware and Amazon announced that VMware Cloud on AWS was available! (Atleast from Oregon) Which essentially means VMware based infrastructure running on AWS hardware. And this was the highest attending session on VMworld this year, so the interest is…

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Microsoft Azure Reserved instances and pitfalls

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Microosft recently released Reserved Instances back to Microsoft Azure (Yes it was the before, but was pulled and is now back) which can provide a huge discount on running virtual machines in Azure which are static in nature. With Reserved instances you commit…

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Just in time Access for Virtual Machines in Azure

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The issue with sometimes having a virtual machine on Microsoft Azure is that if it is publicly accessable that the IP is uses is on a known IP range (Microsoft publishes the IP ranges here – –> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41653 which will make those IP…

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Azure Stack– Secure by design

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Previously I have blogged about the underlying architecture and features which is going to be part of Azure Stack → http://msandbu.org/what-is-azure-stack-and-want-is-the-architecture/ Microsoft recently announced the launch of Azure Stack as well → https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-stack-is-ready-to-order-now/ Responsibility model in Cloud Now I want to focus a…

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What is your backup strategy for Cloud based IaaS deployments?

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When moving to public cloud I often find that people I talk with misunderstands what services they actually get when they buy a service in for instance Azure, AWS or GCP for that matter. That is of course something I often find doing…

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Status GPU and Cloud providers AWS, GCP and Azure

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So as part of the new role I have at my new company I’ve expanded my horizon to include AWS and GCP as well as Azure. Now because of my background on Citrix & VMware I also get a lot of questions around…

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