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Continuing the Azure AI Infrastructure as Code Learning Journey

Overview With the rapid development of AI Services in recent times, it’s clear that adoption and growth of these services is only going to continue – and see wider adoption across a range of organisations. Continuing the Azure AI Infrastructure as Code Learning Journey, is therefore likely to be a key activity for many within 2024 and beyond. With Azure […]

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Azure Spring Clean 2024 – Azure Automation, a quick win!

Azure Spring Clean 2024 - Using Azure Automation to save money - a quick win!

In this year’s Azure Spring Clean my session is called “Using Azure Automation to save money – a quick win!“, and covers the following topics: What is Azure Automation? How does Azure Automation help save cost? Why use Terraform and Azure Automation? Demo Environment Learning more about Azure Terraform Resources / Links / Code I’ve chosen this topic as it’s […]

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Deploying, securing, and monitoring Azure OpenAI with Terraform

In this post I wanted to summarise some of my recent activities deploying, securing, and monitoring Azure OpenAI with Terraform. This is an area I am regularly discussing with Clients – talking about possibilities, delivering demos, and looking at different options to integrate the range of Azure AI and Azure OpenAI Services into business applications and processes. I’ve created my […]

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Festive Tech Calendar 2023 – An Introduction to Azure Terraform

This month I have been participating the Festive Tech Calendar Event – a great community event filled with loads of awesome sessions! You can find out more about the event and all of the sessions here: https://festivetechcalendar.com/ My Session – An Introduction to Azure Terraform! My session is a video that provides an introduction to Azure Terraform – you can […]

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Upcoming changes to outbound access for Azure VMs – Exploring the Terraform Options

As you may be aware, default outbound access for Azure VMs will change on 30th September 2025 – and the recommendation is to transition to an explicit outbound method. It’s worth noting that existing VMs will continue to work – however, there is still a recommendation to transition: You can read more about this announcement here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/updates/default-outbound-access-for-vms-in-azure-will-be-retired-transition-to-a-new-method-of-internet-access/ Default outbound access […]

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Testing out my Azure Demo Lab with Terraform Cloud

Demo Environment Overview Diagram

Recently I have been working with Terraform Cloud to deploy Azure Environments, and in my previous post I wrote about an overview of Terraform Cloud, Prerequisites for Azure Deployment, and shared some tips and links to get started. You can read this post here. ✅ In this post I wanted to expand further by running through my own Demo/Lab Environment […]

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Azure Cross-Region (Global) Load Balancer – Demo Environment

As you may have seen, the Cross-Region (Global) Azure Load Balancer has recently become Generally Available (10th July 2023) – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/updates/azure-s-crossregion-load-balancer-is-now-generally-available/. I decided therefore to create a test and demo environment for it – whereby a quick example can be deployed to get started. ✅ For a detailed overview of Cross-Region Load Balancer, please see here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/cross-region-overview  Overview The Cross-Region […]

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Cloud Chat Monthly – March 2023 Writeup

On Friday last week Jon Jarvis and myself hosted our first Cloud Chat Monthly Session. As this was our first session, we started off with an introduction to Cloud Chat Monthly, talked about our goals and objectives, and then went into our first technical session – “Unleashing the Power of Code-Driven Virtual Desktop Deployments: AVD & Windows 365“. Upcoming April […]

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How I deploy my Azure Lab Environments

A recent topic of conversation with colleagues, friends in the technical community, and customers I work with, has been how I manage and deploy lab environments. I have to regularly deploy lab environments both for my own use (learning, training, etc.), and for customer demos – and often need to spin up/down these environments with little notice, relying on as […]

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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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Using Packer to create Azure Machine Images

Using a programmatic approach to creating images is a great way to ensure consistency and standardise your approach. By using a tool like Packer, we can do this reliably, and integrate the build process into existing DevOps Pipelines and deployments. At the current time, there are two Packer Azure Builders; azure-arm and azure-chroot – for this post, we will use […]

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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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