Category: Landing Zones

Starting 2024 the right way, again! 5 great resources to help create a successful Azure Environment

Earlier this month I wrote a post about my key takeaways from 2023, related to core foundational elements that need consideration when planning and deploying an Azure Environment. In this post, I wanted to focus on 5 key items I’ve found helpful when designing, enhancing, and supporting Azure environments – with a specific focus on key foundational areas, aligned to […]

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Starting 2024 the right way… Foundational Azure takeaways from 2023

Background Just over a year ago (time flies!), I wrote a post about the importance of the right foundation when working with Cloud Environments – it’s an area that I talk to customers, both new and existing, about all the time. The right foundation in my view is absolutely integral to ensuring success in Cloud environments, and is also essential […]

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Introducing – Single Region Azure BaseLab V2

As you may know, I maintain a range of Terraform environments for Azure, which can be used for Demos, Labs, Learning and Testing. These are maintained within my GitHub Repo, and I have occasionally also blogged about updates to these environments: https://jakewalsh.co.uk/updates-to-my-terraform-azure-base-lab-environments/. ✅ Just want the Code or Module? Click here: Code / Module Overview: I’ve recently been updating one […]

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Creating an Azure Terraform Module for Identity Resources

Recently I have been working to create some Terraform Modules, which allow repeated deployment of Azure Resources. One of these modules is designed to create Identity Resources, based on the Cloud Adoption Framework. I wanted to create something that could be used to repeatedly deploy these Resources across however many Azure Regions are required, and expanded to include additional Resources […]

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UK Windows Virtual Desktop User Group – Landing Zones and Enterprise Scale considerations for WVD

This week I presented at the UK Windows Virtual Desktop User Group February Meeting. My presentation focused on Landing Zones (and their importance) and considerations around Scale for Windows Virtual Desktop. Thanks to Neil and Kirk for organising the meetup!

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Introducing my Terraform Azure base Lab Environments

Recently I have been working more and more with Terraform – and seeing the benefits to what I can do in a short space of time within Azure, using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) methodologies. I’m now using Terraform for all my Azure lab needs – it’s so fast and easy to deploy just what I need, and tweak from there […]

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Enterprise Scale considerations for Windows Virtual Desktop

In my previous post I talked about Landing Zones and why they are an essential part of the Cloud Adoption Framework. Following on from that post, I wanted to elaborate on some of the considerations around Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) in particular. WVD brings with it several unique elements that benefit from additional consideration and planning – particularly when designing […]

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Why you need an Azure Landing Zone

A defined and structured Landing Zone is key component of the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework. But what exactly is a Landing Zone, and why is using one important? I’ll try and provide an overview and give some specific examples of the Design Areas, as well an overview of options around enterprise scale in this post. What is a Landing Zone? A […]

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