Use Private Endpoint for Azure Storage

Introduction

Nowadays most companies want their cloud resources to privately communicate with each other without going over the internet. Today we will focus on Microsoft Azure solutions.

The two of the services provided by azure to achieve this goal are,

In the above services, data will travel through the Microsoft Backbone Network.

So this article will cover making private the internet-facing public services like e.g. SQL Database, Storage Account, Web apps in Azure. The great thing is it can be access across different Virtual networks and from a Hybrid connected data center also.

The solution which I…


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Introduction

As we are moving forward to automate the infrastructure deployment, Terraform has become the top choice among the DevOps and Software Engineers as an IaC tool. There are so many Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment tools available in the Market for Automate Infrastructure deployment. Some of them are Azure DevOps, Jenkins, Atlantis, GitHub Action, GitLab, Circle CI.

The common workflow of Infrastructure as code deployment is after following the IaC best practices, the code will be stored in VCS and Code review operation will be done by the other Contributors, then it will be deployed in the public cloud. …


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Introduction

What is Terratag ?

It is a CLI tool that will help you to apply tags across all of the Terraform files.

The best thing is you can use this tool for all popular public cloud providers like Azure, AWS, GCP.

To begin with, for those who want to have foundational knowledge about this CLI tool, please visit the below article.

Note: It is assumed that you have prior knowledge of terraform.

Installation of Terratag :-

As from the official website you can install the CLI tool for both Linux and windows.

I have downloaded the Terratag binary for windows and store it in…


Introduction

What is Azure Bicep?

Bicep is a Domain Specific Language (DSL) for deploying Azure resources declaratively. It’s evolved version of Azure ARM templates, with some additional great benefits. It simplifies the authoring experience in IaaC with a cleaner syntax, improved type safety, and better support for modularity and code re-use.

Here in Bicep we still create ARM template after building the code and through which deployment is done.

Those who are already familiar with IaaC 3rd party tool like eg. Terraform can easily get along with me. Now the reason for trying this tool is obviously it’s azure native service.

Ajinkya Bhabal

Cloud Engineer | 5× Azure, Terraform Associate

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