Archive March 2020

Secure Connectivity to Azure


05.03.2020 – Stephen Hackers, attended the North East Azure User Group – 14th Meetup. Hosted by Frank Recruitment Group.

The core presentation was on Secure Connectivity to Azure by Matthew Bradley Chief Engineer (Azure) at ClearCloud

The session covered:

VPN Offerings, Service Endpoints, VNet Peering and Private Link

The presentation was focused on educating and sharing experiences in securing connectivity into Azure.

A key point : Security to Azure is required and it doesn’t need to come at a great expense to the business. Build it in to your solution from day 1.

Presentation Notes

VPN offerings:

  • Basic options start at £20 a month roughly (06.03.2020)
  • Bandwith is the key difference between levels
  • Number of S2S tunnels is mostly limited to 30 except basic is 10.

Service Endpoints:

  • No additional cost for VNet Service Endpoints
  • VNet ACLs are not supported across AD tenants
  • Service Endpoints add a system route which takes precedence over other routes

VNet Peering:

  • Traffic between resources is private/isolated. Not encrypted
  • Network address space must not overlap
  • VNet peering doesn’t impose bandwiths

Private Link

  • Connect to Azure without a public IP address
  • Private end points mapped to an instance of PaaS (in Preview)
  • Private Link works a bit like NAT, Private Link endpoint is given a private IP in the VNet of the source
  • IP ranges can overlap

Summary

Small event, around 45 technical Azure focused people attended. Keeping the event simple with one good presentation. There are a great community bunch attending this up and coming North East Azure User Group. Thanks to Frank Recruitment Group for hosting the event and essential beer and pizza. Having a recruitment company hosting, minimal sales pitch was a double win. We did discuss careers a little too at the end (in the optional pub near by).

Looking forward to the next event. For anyone wishing to attend https://www.meetup.com/North-East-Azure-User-Group/

AZ-104 – Azure Administrator Study Guides

Thomas Maurer – Study Guide AZ-104 Azure Administrator

https://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2020/03/az-104-study-guide-azure-administrator/

Richard HooperPixel Robots – Study resources for the AZ-104 Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator

https://pixelrobots.co.uk/2020/02/study-resources-for-the-az-104-microsoft-certified-azure-administrator/

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