Preparing For The End Of Dockershim In AKS

Preparing For The End Of Dockershim In AKS

The history of modern containers is long and complicated, going back to the days of the mainframe and then through technologies like Solaris Zones to Linux’s adoption of cgroups as a foundation of its OS-level virtualization features. Those Linux Containers (LXC) were...
Microsoft Fends Off 3.47 Tbps DDOS Attack on Azure Servers

Microsoft Fends Off 3.47 Tbps DDOS Attack on Azure Servers

Microsoft just countered a record-breaking 3.47 Tbps DDoS attack on its Azure servers in Asia according to a blog post by the company. That, it says, is the largest mitigated attack in history. According to Azure Networking product manager Alethea Toh, the attack...
Save big by using your On-premises Licenses on Azure

Save big by using your On-premises Licenses on Azure

Are you still hesitating to move some or all your workloads to the cloud due to the added cost? One of the easiest ways to significantly lower your cost of ownership is by using a special licensing offer called Azure Hybrid Benefit. When migrating Windows Server or...
Rotate Azure VM Passwords with PowerShell and Key Vault

Rotate Azure VM Passwords with PowerShell and Key Vault

Being able to change Azure VM admin password from Azure Portal easily is very convenient. This feature relies on Azure Agent and VM extension, and it allows us to reset the configuration of RDP/SSH and the local administrator password. Or even to create a new account...
Enable Azure SQL Server vulnerability assessment using Terraform

Enable Azure SQL Server vulnerability assessment using Terraform

One of the Microsoft Defender for Cloud recommendations you will see is to enable vulnerability assessment settings on the SQL server. Periodic scans should be enabled and the scan reports email address setup. Note that turning this on incurs a monthly cost per...