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Anatomy of a DDoS amplification attack

Amplification attacks are one of the most common distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack vectors. These attacks are typically categorized as flooding or volumetric attacks, where the attacker succeeds in generating more traffic than the target can process, resulting in ... continue reading
Docker Host network alternatives for Windows containers

Docker Host network alternatives for Windows containers

One of the things I like to do on my spare time is browse around forums, such as Reddit, Stack Overflow, and others, to check on questions people have around Windows containers that are not showing up on comments or ... continue reading
Diagram of multiregional hybrid network

Streamline Azure workloads with ExpressRoute BGP community support

In today’s globalized world, customers have started to maintain and expand their presence in the cloud across different geographic regions. With these increased deployments across Azure regions comes the increased complexity of customers’ hybrid networks. Establishing connectivity is no longer ... continue reading
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Customize your secure VM session experience with native client support on Azure Bastion

This blog post has been co-authored by Isabelle Morris, Program Manager, Azure Networking As organizations move their mission-critical workloads to the cloud, connecting to virtual machines (VMs) directly over the public internet is becoming more of a security risk. The ... continue reading
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Enhance your classroom experience with Azure Lab Services—April 2022 update

Azure Lab Services offers classroom labs for higher education, K-12 institutions, and commercial organizations that don't want to use the on-premises hardware but rather want to harness the power of the cloud to host labs for students or users. We ... continue reading
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Move Azure VM to a New Virtual Network Subnet Using Terraform

Introduction Sometimes you create a server in Azure and only find out afterwards you need to change the Virtual Network is resides in. From the official Microsoft Documentation, we learn that this is normally a difficult task and, in some ... continue reading
The top technical skills for the modern IT Pro

The top technical skills for the modern IT Pro

There are many niche areas within infrastructure and security, but we find that most IT Pros have a very broad set of responsibilities, touching different products and tasks. If you’re working in a Microsoft-focussed environment, especially one that is using ... continue reading
Azure VMware Solution (AVS) for VMware Admins - Assessment and Migration

Azure VMware Solution (AVS) for VMware Admins – Assessment and Migration

Assessing your environment There are many tools you may or not be familiar with, depending on your background to, assess which workloads are eligible to migrate to Azure VMware Solution. Microsoft offers Azure Migrate where you can download an OVA ... continue reading
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Manage port forwarding for backend pool with Azure Load Balancer

Starting today, Azure Load Balancer enables customers to manage port forwarding for Virtual Machine Scale Sets or a group of virtual machines in a backend pool with a single set-up with minimum management overhead. What is port forwarding? Port forwarding ... continue reading
Enabling DDOS Protection Standard on a VNET

Microsoft DDoS protection response guide

Receiving Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack threats? DDoS threats have seen a significant rise in frequency lately, and Microsoft stopped numerous large-scale DDoS attacks last year. This guide provides an overview of what Microsoft provides at the platform level, ... continue reading