AzureFunBytes Episode 42 – Hybrid Cloud on Azure with @ThomasMaurer

Jay Gordon

AzureFunBytes is a weekly opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals and foundations that make up Azure. It’s a chance for me to understand more about what people across the Azure organization do and how they do it. Every week we get together at 11 AM Pacific on Microsoft LearnTV and learn more about Azure.

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This week my guest was Senior Cloud Advocate Thomas Maurer. We dove into the world of hybrid cloud! Not every application is born in the cloud, but they can certainly interact with it. A hybrid cloud is a type of cloud computing that combines on-premises infrastructure—or a private cloud—with a public cloud. Hybrid clouds allow data and apps to move between the two environments. Companies across the planet are making a decision to integrate their on-prem solutions with cloud services such as Azure. Rather than have the datacenter be the end of where a solution lives, companies can integrate their network, configure VPNs, and use the various services with Azure to help extend their infrastructure.

00:04:24 – Intro to Thomas
00:13:31 – Let’s talk Hybrid Cloud
00:20:25 – Azure Arc
00:25:15 – Tagging your resources
00:29:41 – Policies for your servers
00:38:17 – Log collection from our resources
00:45:35 – Adding a server to Arc
00:56:42 – Visualizing our resources

By using Hybrid Azure cloud you’re enabling your apps to have access to one of the largest global networks. Maybe you need a faster connection to exist between your on-prem solution and Azure? ExpressRoute ExpressRoute lets you extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft cloud over a private connection with the help of a connectivity provider. By using this service you can establish connections to Microsoft cloud services, such as Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365.

Microsoft uses BGP, an industry-standard dynamic routing protocol, to exchange routes between your on-premises network, your instances in Azure, and Microsoft public addresses. We establish multiple BGP sessions with your network for different traffic profiles. More details can be found in the ExpressRoute circuit and routing domains article.

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Useful Docs:

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Microsoft Learn: Introduction to Azure fundamentals
Microsoft Learn: Introduction to Azure hybrid cloud services
Hybrid and multicloud solutions
What is ExpressRoute?
Customers are using Azure Stack to unlock new hybrid cloud innovation
Custom Data Sovereignty & Data Gravity Requirements
What is Azure Private Link?
Connect an on-premises network to Azure
Azure Stack
Azure Arc overview
Azure Arc documentation
What is Azure Arc enabled servers?
Azure Arc–enabled data services
Connect hybrid machines to Azure from Windows Admin Center
Connect hybrid machines to Azure from the Azure portal
What is Azure Arc enabled Kubernetes?
Use tags to organize your Azure resources and management hierarchy
ITOps Talk Blog: How to add a server to Azure Arc
Azure Arc Jumpstart
Azure Architecture Center Hybrid Solutions


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