Category Archives: Azure

Azure Container Instances Magic

Azure Container Instances (ACI) are a very nice example of what organizations will never be able to do on-premises: scale high and pay peanuts. Let me tell you a real-world story where ACI came to the rescue. Microsoft describes ACI … Continue reading

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The Azure Architect Map

Hi, Azure is so broad that it is sometimes difficult to find your way. Although a list of services already exists, I tried to include extra decision factors helping to choose for a solution or another. For instance, if you … Continue reading

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From network-in-depth to defense-in-depth in the era of serverless architectures

A traditional way of implementing defense in depth is to rely heavily on the network. Traditional security architects are somehow obsessed by the network and consider it as the primary protection layer whatever asset they want to protect for whatever kind … Continue reading

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Enforcing security controls right from CI/CD pipeline with AzSK – Deep Dive

Azure Security Kit  aka AzSK is a framework that is used internally by Microsoft to control & govern their Azure Subscriptions. While some features are overlapping with Azure Security Center, I find a lot of value in the Kit, mostly … Continue reading

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My top 10 guiding principles for a successful Cloud journey

Hi, Today, most companies have at least some workloads in the Cloud but sometimes at the cost of a long and tortuous journey. Here are some guiding principles that I think are important for a successful or at least, less … Continue reading

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Enhancing the security of Azure Automation Webhooks in an Azure DevSecOps context

Hi, Webhooks are a very convenient way to integrate APIs in general and to call Azure Automation runbooks but while they are very useful and easy to work with, they raise some security concerns. To give a concrete example, if … Continue reading

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Understand the impact of websockets on the Azure Application Gateway

Hi, websockets are admittedly not the most commonly used technology although they are very useful in every near “real-time” scenario. The thing is this may have a dramatic impact on the behavior of the Azure Application Gateway, mostly regarding the … Continue reading

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