Column for Virtualizationreview.com – Tips & Tricks To Secure and Optimize Azure VMs

In this month’s column for virtualizationreview.com I round off the three part series with a look at IaaS VM security, how to access VMs, how to optimize networking and how to use Security Center with your IaaS deployments.  Read it here.

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Column for Virtualizationreview.com – Optimizing VMs in Azure

In my column for virtualizationreview.com for last month I dig deeper into IaaS VMs in Azure and cover things such as picking the right VM size, how to deploy multiple VMs, setting up storage the right way, and managing disk encryption the right way. Read it here.

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Creating VMs in Azure for virtualizationreview.com

In my monthly column for virtualizationreview.com I look at creating a VM in Azure. First the next-next-next wizard to get a basic VM up and running, then we break that down and approach it in a better way, creating a resource group to house networking, diagnostics storage, backup storage and a network security group (NSG) for security before we create one or more VMs. Read it here.

This article is also laying the foundation for the next few columns where I’m going to explore Azure more in-depth with step by step articles and the why behind the how-to.

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Azure Advanced Threat Protection for 4Sysops

My post on Azure Advanced Threat Protection is now live on 4sysops. AATP is the same tool as Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) that Microsoft has had in market for a few years, except it’s a cloud service and there’s no on-premises infrastructure except for agents that collect events and network data from your Domain Controllers. There’s no better way to protect yourself from Pass The Hash and all the related attacks than AATP/ ATP. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.