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Figure shows a diagram of a hub and spoke network setup where the spoke virtual network that contains three virtual machines is peered to the hub virtual network. Azure Firewall and NAT gateway are attached to the Azure Firewall Subnet in the hub virtual network. The diagram shows how traffic from the virtual machines in the spoke virtual network connect outbound to the internet through NAT gateway. Return and inbound traffic is sent through Azure Firewall before reaching the virtual machines in the spoke virtual network.

Scale Azure Firewall SNAT ports with NAT Gateway for large workloads

This post was co-authored by Suren Jamiyanaa, Product Manager II, Azure Networking. As large organizations across all industries expand their cloud business and operations, one core criteria for their cloud infrastructure is to make connections over the internet at scale ... continue reading
The Parent Tag: cm-resource-parent for Azure Cost Management

The Parent Tag: cm-resource-parent for Azure Cost Management

No, not the 1968 movie starring Haley Mills or the 1998 movie with Lindsay Lohan (depending on your vintage) - the parent tag is a new way to group related Microsoft Azure resources in Microsoft Cost Management + Billing. But ... continue reading
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Azure Native Qumulo Scalable File Service provides seamless, secure data storage

The amount of data created and consumed is expected to grow exponentially over the next decade. This proliferation has radically changed enterprise data storage requirements. Today, enterprises are in search of storage solutions with unlimited capacity and performance scaling capabilities ... 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
How to run a Windows 11 VM on Hyper-V

How to run a Windows 11 VM on Hyper-V

Happy new year everyone! Last month, before the holidays I wanted to run a Windows 11 VM on Hyper-V to run a few tests on Windows containers in a different environment than my local machine. However, it took me some ... 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
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Private endpoint DNS resolution with Azure Private Resolver for multi-region

Introduction Hello everyone, Andrew Coughlin here and I am a Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft focusing on Azure IaaS. I frequently get asked questions about how to set up private endpoints from my customers that have presence in multi regions.  ... continue reading
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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
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
Connect with the Modern Infrastructure team at Microsoft Ignite 2022

Connect with the Modern Infrastructure team at Microsoft Ignite 2022

I’m drafting this offline at 35,000 feet, somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. After more than 2.5 years since my last international flight, I’m heading to Seattle for Microsoft Ignite. I feel out of practice! But many little travel things are ... continue reading