Azure Database Security Series (Part 2)- Basic Database Protection

Continuing the journey into a more secure setup for personal information in Azure we will discuss some of the simpler things to do when designing your solutions this part of the journey will look at some basic configurations you can perform to limit access to your data containing personal information. This part of the series… Continue reading Azure Database Security Series (Part 2)- Basic Database Protection

Azure Database Security Series (Part 1)- Introduction & GDPR for Solution Architects

I have spent some time the last few years discussing GDPR (the new EU personal data privacy legislations) and also spent some time designing SaaS solutions targeting the public sector (a.k.a. the state sector) with all that comes with it (laws and tenancy isolation etc.). Both of these required a lot of thinking about how… Continue reading Azure Database Security Series (Part 1)- Introduction & GDPR for Solution Architects

Azure AD B2C can be set up to store user information in EU Datacenters only

European Union EU is, and have been for many years, very strict on where, how and what information you can store regarding its citizens. Now it is even worse with the GDPR regulations (although already implemented) that will be enforced during spring 2018. GDPR is in many matters common sense but it will force companies take have control… Continue reading Azure AD B2C can be set up to store user information in EU Datacenters only

B2B Integrations using Azure (focus Azure Service Bus) – Part 2 Azure Service Bus Best Practices

Azure Service Bus is a great feature for B2B integrations in Azure. For B2B communication- particularly Queues and Topics delivers an extremely price-worthy, reliable and secure messaging as a service platform service. There are some best practices for setting it up and benefits and what to consider that I will share in this post. I… Continue reading B2B Integrations using Azure (focus Azure Service Bus) – Part 2 Azure Service Bus Best Practices

Web Apps: Outgoing IPs – follow-up post

I have received some comments about a previous post where I discussed the scenario of an Azure web app that needs to call a protected web service. The protected web service needs to be configured to allow access (for example via its firewall) to the outbound IP address of the Web App. You can read the whole previous post here. A few readers have had problems… Continue reading Web Apps: Outgoing IPs – follow-up post

B2B Integrations using Azure (focus Azure Service Bus) – Part 1 Integration Architecture

Long time since last post…but I have not been idle. I have been working on a really big double post regarding Integration and Azure Service Bus both that will be posted in short succession. Based on a customer scenario – what started as a best practices Azure Service Bus lead to a theoretical and conceptual discussion about integrations… Continue reading B2B Integrations using Azure (focus Azure Service Bus) – Part 1 Integration Architecture

Azure Hot and Cold Blob Storage

A recent addition to the Blob storage service is the addition of “Hot” and “Cold” Blob storage. This Cold storage type is a storage with slightly lower SLA than the regular (and of course Premium) generic storage and the Hot Blob storage and the Cold storage also has a different payment model which I intend to… Continue reading Azure Hot and Cold Blob Storage