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Posted by Romain Serre on October 10, 2019
Migrate resource groups to a new subscription

At the beginning of the week, a customer asks me how he can migrate resource group from one subscription to another. He had a CSP contract and he needed to deploy “Bring-your-own-Licenses” products that were not available in CSP. So, he subscribed to an EA contract. Then he wanted to move resources from CSP to EA. However, he had a lot of dependent resources inside several resource groups. This topic shows you how to make this migration.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on October 8, 2019
Automating Disk Snapshots using Azure Runbook

Even if you know all the backup ways and methods, you can always open a door to new knowledge. This time we’re talking about backing up Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), namely creating VM disk snapshots in order to back up a disk manually. But even in this process, you can get automation. How?

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on October 3, 2019
[Azure] Document your environment with Cloudockit

Seeing the full picture of how well your Azure is faring can be complicated. It can be quite problematic to consolidate its workloads visually into comprehensive documentation. Subsequently, the reports to customers on the cloud’s effectiveness can come out as too cumbersome. It can also be hard for your team and partners to assess its input into your business’ IT environment overall.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on September 26, 2019
[Azure] Deploy an Application Gateway to protect your Web Apps

In times when computing technology is moving by leaps and bounds, cloud migration happens quite often. While completely common, this process carries some dangers, such as web applications safety. It becomes an issue since you expose your sites publicly. However, if you move your servers to Azure, this won’t be a problem!

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on August 7, 2019
Protecting Azure Virtual Machines using Just in time VM access

One of the primary benefits of operating in a virtualized environment is granting remote access to distant users. However, in the age of digital crime being on the rise, it is not as safe as we would want it to be. Luckily, Azure users don’t have to lose sleep over security issue anymore. With Just in Time VM Access, you can automatize configuring the NSGs to allow inbound traffic to the requested port.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on August 1, 2019
[Azure] Get a value in a Keyvault with Terraform

By default, if you want to deploy a VM on Azure with Terraform, you must give the username and password in clear in the variable file (see my previous article). But a solution exists, to secure all this. Just use an Azure Keyvault.

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Posted by Florent Appointaire on July 30, 2019
[Azure] Deploy ressources with Terraform

Currently, we are speaking a lot about IaC, Infrastructure as Code. That gives you the opportunity, to deploy an infrastructure, from 0, with code, without being a great developer (I assure you, me and the code, it’s not a great love story).

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 16, 2019
Connect to your Azure VMs through Azure Bastion

Microsoft Azure users have no problem with connecting their VMs, except that its protection prospects in terms of public IP use could have been better, so the use of VPN is strongly advised, if not required. All this hussle ends with Azure Bastion, new Azure feature allowing to create RDP or SSH session from the Azure Portal, thereby relieving the users from the need to use a public IP address.

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Posted by Romain Serre on July 11, 2019
Deploy a turnkey RDS farm in Microsoft Azure

The Remote Desktop Services (RDS) is genuinely one of the best options there are for remote access to applications and desktops. The deployment of RDS, however, can be quite a pickle, which is why the release of a new Windows template for full RDS farm deployment is hot news. This template has everything you need. RD gateway, RD Broker, RD Licensing, – you name it, it’s got it.

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Posted by Nicolas Prigent on July 2, 2019
Deploying Azure Bastion

A botnet, DDOS attacks, phishing scam are entering the real world with the fast path, carrying a real threat to your data. How to make yourself secure? Azure Bastion is one way to protect your
strategic and critical assets from cyber risks. It allows you to have private and fully managed RDP and SSH access to your Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). How to deploy it in your environment?
Read the article by Nicolas Prigent, a System Engineer, to find out how to create an Azure Bastion host at the following link

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