Demystifying Azure Migrations – Part 2 (Discover): Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit

Demystifying Azure Migrations – Part 2 (Discover): Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit

In the introduction to this series, we identified that there are multiple parts of the cloud migration journey; namely: Discover, Assess, Migrate, Manage, and Operate. We will cover various tools that either falls into one of or span multiple phases…

Using Application Security Groups (ASGs) with VNet Peering and Their Limitations

Using Application Security Groups (ASGs) with VNet Peering and Their Limitations

This is a scenario that a client recently asked about, and through my research, I discovered some limitations. The question, in short, is: Can we use/reference Application Security Groups (ASGs) in a Network Security Group (NSG) through VNet Peering? First,…

Move Over Terraform, You’re Not The Only Code In Town!

Move Over Terraform, You’re Not The Only Code In Town!

It’s been a long standing “issue” and challenge with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Templates. If you want to deploy an ARM template, you must already have a Resource Group created to deploy into. Workarounds have included writing a PowerShell script,…

Demystifying Azure Migrations – Part 1: Introduction

Demystifying Azure Migrations – Part 1: Introduction

So you’re interested in the Cloud, in particular, the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Great, now what? Where do you start? Most organizations that are interested in Azure start off by trying to determine which workloads could be moved to the cloud,…

Terraform Is NOT the Cloud Agnostic Platform You Think It Is!

Terraform Is NOT the Cloud Agnostic Platform You Think It Is!

I’ve been working with the Cloud, and more specifically, Azure, for many years. And things undoubtedly have progressed. From back when we used to have to modify XML files for networking (yes, that was a thing), to ARM and PowerShell,…

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