Governance

Auditing for Disaster Recovery with Azure Policy

Auditing for Disaster Recovery with Azure Policy

Here’s a scenario that I’ve been working on for a client recently that I wanted to share. Let’s say you want to ensure that all Production VMs deployed in Azure are protected by Azure Site Recovery (ASR). How would you…

Terraforming Azure Policy

Terraforming Azure Policy

Recently I’ve been working with Azure Policy and deploying said policies via Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) through Terraform. While working through this, I’ve come across a few gotchas that I’d like to share. Note: I’ll share a larger code-based mini-series in the…

Using Azure Policy to Audit Resource Group Resource Locks

Using Azure Policy to Audit Resource Group Resource Locks

When enterprises start their move to Azure, there is an endless list of things that need to be taken into consideration, from Security, Cost, BCDR, Identity and Access Management, Monitoring, Naming Standards, Automation, etc. One topic that’s been the growing…

The Azure Governance Toolbox – Part 6: Conclusion

The Azure Governance Toolbox – Part 6: Conclusion

In the introduction to this series, we listed the 4 high-level categories of Azure governance, namely resource organization, resource security, auditing, and cost. Throughout this series, we explored the different tools from each of these categories that we have available…

The Azure Governance Toolbox – Part 5: Cost Controls

The Azure Governance Toolbox – Part 5: Cost Controls

In the introduction to this series, we listed the 4 high-level categories of Azure governance, namely resource organization, resource security, auditing, and cost. In this part, we will focus on Cost Controls. You can break Cost Controls down into the following…

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