Category: Cloud Services

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Best practices to architect Resource Groups in Azure

On a workshop at the client, we were talking about what are the best practices to design an architecture for Resource Groups (RG) in Azure. This time we have a good time debating what will be the scenarios and what are the limitations when you come to architect and standardize the deployment of RG. The most interesting scenario was evolving the limitation that RG have at the time of a...

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Monitoring Azure File Sync

After implementing Azure File Sync, you wonder, how I can monitor what I just implemented? My first thought was to investigate in the Azure Resource himself, to look the sync service and see whether there are any diagnostics settings which can be enabled in order to send logs to Log Analytics where we could set up alerts. However, there weren`t any diagnostics options on the Azure resource, so I then...

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Infrastructure as a Code (IaC) Series #2 – The tools

On the previous and first post about the IaC Series, I wrote about the beginning on the IaC and did describe the tools. On this post I will detail all the tools that I have been using on my IaC projects. So, before you get started, there are a few tools that you want to make sure that you have to install prior to started working with IaC project. At...

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Considerations on using Load Balancing with Azure VMs

During this week, I had to design a solution using Azure Load Balance to build, to host a significant amount of content that requires a lot of bandwidth. From what I could find, the size and the series of the VMs in Azure impacts on the output of the bandwidth, and directly impacts on the performance of the solution. So, after careful calculation we decide to go with the F-Series....

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Changing the Azure Gateway subnet with Express Route

One of the things that I like to do when I start a new Azure Architecture, is what I called an Azure Foundation workshop, where I can validate all the infrastructure configuration, so we can design accordingly. But not always happens on that way. So, this is the scenario: Costumer has an Express Route setup between their datacenter and Azure. The Express Route terminates on the Core VNet. But the...

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Containers on Azure – Part 2

On the previous post (see here), I talked about the concept of Containers, Azure Container Service and Azure Service Fabric. Now that you know the concept and have an idea how to implement it, let see how can you deploy containers in Azure. Azure offers several ways to provision Azure virtual machines that support Docker containers: Install the Docker virtual machine extension. You can either add the extension to an...

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Containers on Azure – Part 1

In the last decade, hardware virtualization has drastically changed the IT landscape. One of many consequences of this trend is the emergence of cloud computing. However, a more recent virtualization approach promises to bring even more significant changes to the way you develop, deploy, and manage compute workloads. This approach is based on the concept of containers. These series of posts explain containers and the ways you can implement them...

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Azure Cloud Shell Everywhere

WOW! Microsoft did it again! If you didn’t saw the announcements at the Microsoft Build 2017 Conference, you should! They announce a lot of new things, but regarding Azure one of may favorite is the application for IOS specific! I see this App, as a savior in so many ways! Those times that you have a problem and you need immediately access to run a PowerShell script or that an...

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Differences between the classic and the Azure Resource Manager deployment model

A lot of times I got these questions, where is should create my resources? On the classic portal or on the ARM portal? What is the difference? Is it only the URL? Why if I choose to create a VM on classic within the same region I cannot use my network created on the ARM portal or vice-versa? All these questions are valid, but someone of them are misconception of...

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The difference between Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services?

Azure offers several compute hosting options for integrating on-premises workloads in Azure.  On a previous post (see here), I described the difference between the both deployment methods, Azure Resource Manager and Azure Service Manager (Classic). On this post, I will focus on the difference between Azure virtual machines and Azure Cloud Services, because they serve as the basis on integration solutions. Azure virtual machines Azure virtual machines provide the greatest...