Azure Files offers a managed SMB 3.0 file share. Inside Azure Files, it was possible already to take file share snapshots to have a backup/retention solution. With the integration with Azure Backup, managing those snapshots has become a lot easier. The functionality is in public preview right now, so you can go ahead and try […]
VNET Service Endpoints
A long awaited functionality of multiple of our PaaS services was to link them to a virtual network. At Ignite, Microsoft announced Service Endpoints. This finally met this popular request, at least for storage accounts and SQL DBs. Endpoints allow you to secure your critical Azure PaaS resources to only your virtual networks. Traffic from […]
FUSE adapter for blob storage
Earlier this week, Microsoft launched a new Linux driver into public preview: the FUSE adapter for blob storage. Obviously this is an open source driver (hosted on github). The driver allows you to mount blob storage into your VMs and read/write from blob directly. What does this mean? It is a very easy way to […]
Terraform and Azure
Have you already played around with Terraform and Azure? Until today, I hadn’t and decided to try it out. A couple of weeks ago Corey Sanders announced progress with how Azure and Terraform are integrated; and below you can read on how I tried it out.