Posted by Romain Serre on September 8, 2020
Step-by-Step: Deploy an Azure Stack HCI stretched cluster from Windows Admin Center

Among other new features, Azure Stack HCI brings the ability to create a stretched cluster. As a result, you’ll be able to unify geographically disparate host servers more effectively to ensure better performance. The only thing is that until Microsoft enables the feature’s deployment via an extension in WAC (coming soon), you’ll have to take a bit more steps to do that.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 2, 2020
Use an Application Gateway as Ingress and protect your AKS websites with a WAF

The previous article talked about using Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) to orchestrate containers for your applications. But to use your fresh-out-the-oven apps effectively, you mustn’t forget about tight cybersecurity. Azure Application Gateway is one such service that can help you protect the websites you use for application operation.

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Posted by Romain Serre on August 11, 2020
What’s next in Azure Stack HCI

Azure Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure is Microsoft’s attempt to build a hybrid HCI solution that’s aimed to be an everything-in-one. Among others, the new release will have simplified deployment via Windows Admin Center and Azure Portal, a specialized host operating OS, improved resync duration for S2D, and a one-click stack upgrade.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 21, 2020
Using Graph API with Azure Logic Apps

There isn’t always time or possibility to mess with scripts. Thanks to Azure Logic Apps, you can automate and orchestrate your infrastructure or application deployment without writing a single line of code. And Microsoft Graph can be used to assist with exposing REST APIs and client libraries to access data on a wide set of Microsoft 365 services.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 9, 2020
Establish a Site-to-Site VPN between Azure and a Unifi Dream Machine Pro

Ubiquiti recently released its Unifi Dream Machine Pro (UDM-Pro), which is a multifaceted hardware platform. It executes various features, including firewall, switch, router, SDN, or camera management. Unifi Controller, a software, allows you to handle your Ubiquiti network and even establish a VPN with Azure for hybrid scenarios.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 2, 2020
Azure Front Door Overview

Azure Front Door, a scalable and secure entry point for web applications and global HTTP(s) load balancer, has been available in GA over a year now. To that end, you can use the tool for multiple versatile scenarios. Use it, for instance, with Web/Mobile Apps, Cloud Services, and VMs – or combine it with on-prem services for hybrid deployments and smooth cloud migration.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 30, 2020
Start with Azure Blueprints

Azure Blueprints has been available in preview for more than a year now, but not many people have gotten around to understand its use. It’s a neat tool for creating a “blueprint” of a repeatable set of Azure resources to organize environments quickly. Define your preferences so that routine resources management becomes easier.

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Posted by Romain Serre on June 25, 2020
Implement a DRP to Microsoft Azure from Windows Admin Center

Every contemporary organization should have a disaster recovery plan (DRP) in place to ensure data safety and business continuity. With the accessibility of present-day cloud services, luckily, setting up a valid DRP isn’t that complex or expensive. Azure offers one such service that’ll keep your apps and workloads running even during outages.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 18, 2020
Create a Custom RBAC Role in Azure, From the Portal

If Azure’s built-in roles didn’t fit your needs perfectly but you still tried to adapt because you dreaded messing around in PowerShell to fix it, then this news is for you. Azure role-based access control (RBAC) can now be used directly from Azure Portal to assign your desired custom roles at subscription and resource group scopes.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on June 11, 2020
Connect Your Home Infrastructure to Azure

Interconnecting multiple offices to the public cloud, e.g. Azure, can be somewhat problematic. You may need to maintain connectivity for your website, several applications, and other services Site to Site, all while having a dynamic public IP. Thanks to a number of Unifi apps, you can solve that issue and maintain stability.

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