Accelerate Governance with Deployment Environments

I am super excited to explore and learn this new Azure capability: Azure Deployment Environment.   Azure Deployment Environments empowers development teams to quickly and easily spin-up app infrastructure with project-based templates that establish consistency and best practices while maximizing security, compliance, and cost efficiency. This on-demand access to secure environments accelerates the different stages … Continue reading Accelerate Governance with Deployment Environments

Demystifying Azure Container Apps & Dapr – Part 5

Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. Read Part 3 here. Read Part 4 here. Today I will be using the traffic-splitting capability of Azure Container Apps. Azure Container Apps implements container app versioning by creating revisions. A revision is an immutable snapshot of a container app version. Revisions in Azure Container App The … Continue reading Demystifying Azure Container Apps & Dapr – Part 5

Azure Resource Governance with Template Specs & Biceps

All the example codes are available in GitHub. Background Governance of cloud estates is challenging for businesses. It’s crucial to enforce security policies, workload redundancies, uniformity (such as naming conventions), simplify deployments with packaged artifacts (i.e., ARM templates), Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC) across the enterprise. Generally, the idea is, a centralized team (sometimes … Continue reading Azure Resource Governance with Template Specs & Biceps

Zero-Secret application development with Azure Managed Service Identity

Committing the secrets along with application codes to a repository is one of the most commonly made mistakes by many developers. This can get nasty when an application is developed for Cloud deployment. You probably have read the story of checking in AWS S3 secrets to GitHub. The developer corrected the mistake in 5 mins, … Continue reading Zero-Secret application development with Azure Managed Service Identity

Secure Azure Web sites with Web Application Gateway wtih end-to-end SSL connections

The Problem In order to met higher compliance demands and often as security best practices, we want to put an Azure web site behind an Web Application Firewall (aka WAF). The WAF provides known malicious security attack vectors mitigation's defined in OWASP top 10 security vulnerabilities. Azure Application Gateway is a layer 7 load balancer that provides WAF out of the box. However, … Continue reading Secure Azure Web sites with Web Application Gateway wtih end-to-end SSL connections