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What's New in Azure Networking – January 2023 edition

What’s New in Azure Networking – January 2023 edition

Hello Folks, As @Michael mentioned last month Azure Networking is the foundation of your infrastructure in Azure. So, we’re happy to bring you a monthly update on What’s new in Azure Networking. In this blog post, we’ll cover what new with Azure ... continue reading
Azure Stack HCI: What's new for Software Defined Networking (SDN) with WAC v2211

Azure Stack HCI: What’s new for Software Defined Networking (SDN) with WAC v2211

A warm 2023 “Hello” to our Customers and Partners! Today is an exciting day as we share with each of you the extensive new features and improvements for SDN in Windows Admin Center 2211 (WAC)!  We cannot thank you enough ... continue reading
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Public and private AKS clusters demystified

Introduction  Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is the managed kubernetes service in Azure. It has two main components: worker nodes and control plane. The worker nodes are the VMs where customer applications will be deployed into. The control plane is the component that ... continue reading
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December 2022 monthly security updates for Hyper-V servers impacts SCVMM SDN deployments

Monthly security updates (KB and KB 5021237) for Hyper-V hosts released on Dec 13th, 2022, have known issues that impacts SCVMM managed SDN (Software Defined Networking) deployments and this creates failures with new VM creation and virtual network assignment. Impacted scenarios: ... continue reading
Bar chart showing the number of DDoS attacks and duration distribution from March 2021-May 2022.

2022 holiday DDoS protection guide

The holiday season is an exciting time for many people as they get to relax, connect with friends and family, and celebrate traditions. Organizations also have much to rejoice about during the holidays (for example, more sales for retailers and ... continue reading
The figure shows three panels each of an Azure region: East Asia, UK West, and South Africa North, that each contain a virtual network. Within each virtual network, there are 2 virtual machines that are meant to represent the backend resources. In addition, each panel shows a regional Azure Load Balancer that points to each backend resource. This symbolizes that the load balancer distributes traffic to each of the backend resources. Furthermore, above all 3 panels is an Azure cross region Load Balancer, that points to each individual regional load balancer. The Auto DMS’s end user, shown by a user icon, will interact with the cross region load balancer to request information from the backend.

Build a globally resilient architecture with Azure Load Balancer

Azure Load Balancer’s global tier is a cloud-native global network load balancing solution. With cross-region Load Balancer, customers can distribute traffic across multiple Azure regions with ultra-low latency and high performance. To better understand the use case of Azure’s cross-region ... continue reading
5 tips for IIS on containers: #1 SSL certificate lifecycle management

5 tips for IIS on containers: #1 SSL certificate lifecycle management

Today, my colleague Amy Colyer and I are starting a new blog series based on our talk at Microsoft Ignite 2022. In the session we covered 5 tips for containerizing IIS applications with Windows containers. On that 45-minute session, we ... continue reading
General Availability for SDN integration with AKS on Azure Stack HCI

General Availability for SDN integration with AKS on Azure Stack HCI

Our SDN and AKS engineering teams are so excited to announce General Availability based on customer feedback to enable SDN as the best place to host your AKS workloads on HCI.  This enables consistency with Azure Kubernetes Service for true ... continue reading
How to use Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to replicate a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) that uses SIOS DataKeeper for cluster storage

How to use Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to replicate a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) that uses SIOS DataKeeper for cluster storage

Intro So you have built a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI), or maybe an SAP ASCS/ERS cluster in Azure. Each node of the cluster resides in a different Availability Zone (AZ), or maybe you have strict latency requirements and ... continue reading
Figure 1 shows three panels, each of an Azure region that consists of 3 availability zones. Panel 1 shows that within each Azure region is a virtual network that contains a sing subnet. A virtual machine scale set consists of multiple virtual machines that are deployed across all three zones within the single subnet. NAT gateway is attached to the subnet from zone 1. In panel 2, zone 1 is down, which causes a loss of outbound connectivity across all three zones since all outbound connectivity goes through the zone 1 NAT gateway. Panel 3 shows that if zone 2 goes down, only outbound connectivity for virtual machines from that zone goes down. Outbound connectivity from zone 1 and 3 persists since NAT gateway is in a zone not impacted by the zone 2 outage.

Ensure zone resilient outbound connectivity with NAT gateway

Our customers—across all industries—have a critical need for highly available and resilient cloud frameworks to ensure business continuity and adaptability of ever-growing workloads. One way that customers can achieve resilient and reliable infrastructures in Microsoft Azure (for outbound connectivity) is ... continue reading