Vincent-Philippe Lauzon’s

Azure, Apps & Data

  • URL Routing with Azure Application Gateway

    Update (13-06-2017):  The POC of this article is available on GitHub here.

    I have a scenario perfect for a Layer-7 Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy:

    • Multiple web server clusters to be routed under one URL hierarchy (one domain name)
    • Redirect HTTP traffic to the same URL on HTTPS
    • Have reverse proxy...
  • Automating Role Assignment in Subscriptions & Resource Groups

    keys-unlock[1]Azure supports a Role Based Access Control (RBAC) system.  This system links identity (users & groups) to roles.

    RBAC is enforced at the REST API access level, which is the fundamental access in Azure:  it can’t be bypassed.

    In this article, we’ll look at how we can automate the role...

  • Managing Azure AD Application members in Portal

    One of Azure AD’s powerful concept is the application.  It gives context to an authentication as we explained in this article.

    An application can also be used as an authorization barrier since we can manage an application members.  This is optional as by default, everyone in a tenant has access to its application.  But if we opt in to...

  • Sizing & Pricing Virtual Machines in Azure

    https://pixabay.com/en/dog-dog-breed-large-puppy-1966394/I’m recurrently asked by customers similar questions around sizing & pricing of Virtual Machines (VMs), storage, etc. .  So I thought I would do a reusable asset in the form of this article.

    This is especially important if you are trying to size /...

  • Cloud vs Hosting / Outsourcing

    coal-1626368_640There is this recurring discussion with customers:  cloud is the new hosting.

    While there are angles to look at the cloud that bring similarities, I will argue it is a bad analogy that is more likely to mislead you than help you.

    I would argue further:  considering the cloud as...