Azure compute services overview

Azure compute services

Introduction The current post presents an overview of the Azure compute services, as of late March 2022. Given the dynamic nature of public clouds, this list will most likely change soon in the near future but nevertheless acts as a general point of reference when discussing Azure compute services. You find an overview of all … Read more

TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecation in Azure services

TLS on Azure services

Overview Some of TLS protocols (TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1) as well as ciphers suites (3DES –  TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA) are gradually being deprecated from all software systems (client and server). This undoubtably affects Azure services as well. If there is a mismatch in the TLS configuration among the components of your Azure solution, you may encounter … Read more

Migrating .NET apps and SQL databases to Azure

Azure

Introduction When planning a migration of .NET apps with associated SQL databases to Azure, you generally have two options: Azure IaaS with Azure VMs and VM scale sets running SQL Server or any other supported SQL DBMS (e.g. MySQL Server) Azure PaaS with Azure App Service and Azure SQL or other supported PaaS-based SQL service … Read more

Azure App Service design considerations part 2

Azure App Service

Introduction In a previous blog post, a high-level inventory of Azure App Service design considerations was provided. In this post, we provide further design considerations which supplement the first blog post. Choosing App Service vs other app hosting solutions in Azure There are a number of ways to host your application code in Azure. This … Read more

Azure Front Door design considerations

Azure Front Door

Introduction As discussed in a previous blog post regarding Azure load balancing service options, Azure Front Door (AFD) is one of the many available load balancing options in Azure, the alternative options being the following: Azure Traffic Manager Azure Application Gateway which can be combined with Web Application Firewall Azure Load Balancer Azure Front Door … Read more

Azure App Service zone and region disaster recovery

Azure App Service

Introduction When running a single instance of an Azure App Service, you . You need at least two instances of the Azure App service to be covered for Azure zone-level disasters, since each instance will be running in a different zone. You are however covered in cases of Azure region disaster by utilizing Web App … Read more

Azure App Service design considerations part 1

Azure App Service

Overview Microsoft Azure App Service is a PaaS service in Azure. The Azure App Service can be used to modernize your Web apps, API apps and mobile apps and can work with various software development frameworks and runtime stacks. When designing an offer and implementation for migrating a customer’s on-prem application to Azure App Service, … Read more