Azure Networking is not like your on-onprem network

I often get asked about the differences between Azure Networking and a traditional, on-premises network. I have been hit with a flu the last few days, so I had some time to think about this, and I decided to start writing whatever thoughts were not actually the result of the fever. In this post I … Continue reading Azure Networking is not like your on-onprem network

Filtering AKS egress traffic with Virtual WAN

If you are reading my blog you probably know what Virtual WAN and Azure Kubernetes Service are. You probably know as well that you can configure AKS so that egress traffic is sent through an Azure Firewall by using Azure routing as described in the article Control Egress Traffic in AKS. That article explains how … Continue reading Filtering AKS egress traffic with Virtual WAN

Azure Hub And Spoke 2.0

I have recently had a couple of recent conversations that have made me reconsider the way we traditionally implement the hub and spoke Virtual Network design in Azure, which has some limitations. The idea is to introduce a relatively simple but powerful modification to the design that achieves these objectives: TL,DR: The main modification introduced … Continue reading Azure Hub And Spoke 2.0

Multi-region design with Azure Route Server without an overlay

Some time ago I posted a blog commenting on a possible design for interconnecting multiple Azure regions by means of Network Virtual Appliances (NVAs) and the Azure Route Server (ARS), where I used an overlay tunnel between the NVAs with VXLAN as encap protocol. I have received multiple questions to whether it would be possible … Continue reading Multi-region design with Azure Route Server without an overlay

Azure as Internet breakout from on-premises with Route Server

This is not a topology I would define as “best practice”, or one that I see in every Azure deployment out there, but I would certainly not describe it as exotic either. In this design, organizations want to leverage Azure as Internet breakout for their on-premises systems. Potentially because they do not have a good … Continue reading Azure as Internet breakout from on-premises with Route Server

Filtering traffic to Private Endpoints with Azure Firewall

If you are reading this, you probably already know what Azure Private Link is: a representation of a service such as Azure Storage, Azure SQL Database, Azure Application Service, or even some application running in a different Virtual Network, in your own Virtual Network with a private IP address of your own. This is a … Continue reading Filtering traffic to Private Endpoints with Azure Firewall