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Setting Environment Variables for Terraform on Windows

I was working on my personal project on Terraform deployments on AKS and had this urge to automate the deployment. By setting Environment variables in Terraform, certain frequently used variable's values & behaviour can be customised , or to increase... Continue Reading →

Kick start Kubernetes Managed Service(AKS) on Azure Series(Part-2)

In my previous post here we went through how to start deploying Azure AKS Cluster. Before we start deploying applications on AKS, i want to drill down little more into Logical components in Kubernetes(k8s) and how they are mapped to... Continue Reading →

Kick start Kubernetes Managed Service(AKS) on Azure Series(Part-1)

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) provides a managed Kubernetes service that reduces the complexity for deployment and core management tasks, including coordinating upgrades. The AKS control plane is managed by the Azure platform, and you only pay for the AKS nodes... Continue Reading →

Securing Multi-tenant Azure App services using Azure Private Link

Microsoft has recently released a Public Preview of Private Link for Azure App Service.  This preview is available in limited regions for all PremiumV2 Windows and Linux web apps. Until this point securing App Services through Virtual Network Isolation was... Continue Reading →

Reducing latency through Proximity Placement groups in Azure

As a followup to my earlier blog post on Accelerated networking on Azure i am looking at other options available in Azure to reduce latency for Azure VM's. When you place your Azure VM's in a single region, the physical... Continue Reading →

Accelerated Networking in Azure

Azure Accelerated Networking is network throughput performance improvement feature provided by a Microsoft for Azure Linux & Windows Azure VM's. This feature enables a high-performance path and bypasses the host from the datapath, reducing latency and CPU utilisation, for use... Continue Reading →

Securing Sitecore Topology deployed on Azure web apps(PAAS) using Application Gateway(WAF), Log analytics and Azure Monitor

Primary focus for the blog post would be to setup an Application gateway(WAF enabled) in front of a sitecore content delivery PAAS web app and test Azure WAF functiionality with SQL Injection attack using Log analytics and Azure Monitor(Log alerts)... Continue Reading →

Monitoring Sitecore Topology on Azure – Azure Metrics, App Insights, Azure Monitor, Service Health Alerts

Sitecore topologies(9.0.2) officially provided at https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/267409 contains the below Azure resources Azure web app Azure SQL Database Azure Search Azure Redis cache Azure Application Insights Looking at an overall Sitecore topology the below would be an architectural representation of the... Continue Reading →

Saving costs for Sitecore environments on Azure PAAS using Automation

Azure Web apps and Azure SQL databases are primary components in Sitecore environments deployed on Azure PAAS. For example a XP Topology, Sitecore 9.0.2 ARM Templates deploys around 9 web apps in 6 different App Service Plans(Except XP-Single) 12 SQL... Continue Reading →

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