Azure Service Map REST API samples

You probably know what Azure Service Map is: a service that can analyze traffic in your data center and display application dependencies. This can be extremely useful for different purposes, such as deciding which VMs can be moved to the public cloud, and in which order. This picture shows a screenshot of the type of … Continue reading Azure Service Map REST API samples

Migrating VMs to the cloud: send or remake?

After a long time of no blog writing (mostly busy with my book on ACI and learning Machine Learning and AI), the messages of new followers of this blog has pushed me into finding the time to write a new blog. Thanks for that! A question that I have been dealing with lately is that … Continue reading Migrating VMs to the cloud: send or remake?

Working with network attributes of Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets

I have been working this week a bit with Azure VMSS, and I thought I would publish my findings, since I could not find this information in the standard documentation. First of all, if you do not know what a VMSS is, you can read more here. Essentially they are farms of VMs that are … Continue reading Working with network attributes of Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets

Migrating your ARM templates to Azure Availability Zones

I have been updating my ARM templates to create VMs and VM Scale Sets (VMSS) to support the new Availability Zones. I have learnt some important concepts that were not obvious for me along the way, and I would like to share them. Before going forward, you can see a template where you can deploy … Continue reading Migrating your ARM templates to Azure Availability Zones

Easily isolate compromised VMs with Azure Security Center and Logic Apps

Lateral movements are typically the first thing that hackers do after compromising a system in order to spread their attack to other valuable targets, so isolating systems that have been compromised is of paramount importance for an organization from a security perspective. In a previous blog (here) we saw a possibility of having abstract policies … Continue reading Easily isolate compromised VMs with Azure Security Center and Logic Apps

Verifying Azure Backup for on-premises machines with Powershell

You have probably heard about Azure Backup (if you haven’t, check the documentation here). And you probably know that it is one of the most popular entry doors into the public cloud, since it offers cheap, simple, scalable, and unlimited storage for on-premises workloads (as well as for Azure VMs, of course). The use case … Continue reading Verifying Azure Backup for on-premises machines with Powershell