Protect Azure Key Vault Resources

Azure Key Vault is an excellent solution for storing secrets, be these simple passwords or certificates, and allowing applications to access them securely. This means however that Key Vault data becomes critical for your application and you need to make sure it is protected and available. Key Vault

Azure SQL Elastic Jobs

Elastic Jobs are a new Azure feature that might be a useful replacement for SQL Agent, which isn't available in Azure, alongside tools like Azure Automation. This article takes a closer look at this service and some of the gotchas and advanced techniques.

Complex ACS Engine Deployments using Terraform and Helm

ACS Engine generates ARM templates to deploy Kubernetes, but what about all the other resources that need to be deployed alongside it? Helm packages, Kubernetes configuration etc. This article documents a way to deploy all this in one go using Terraform.

Hands on with the Azure Resource Manager Terraform Provider

Earlier this month at Build Microsoft announced a new feature for ARM templates, the Terraform Resource Provider. If you’re not familiar with Terraform, it’s a way to define cloud infrastructure declaratively much like ARM templates, but one of its big benefits is that it works across cloud provider

User Defined Functions in ARM Templates

Some new functionality for ARM templates was announced at the recent Build conference, one of these was user-defined functions. What this lets you do is create re-useable functions that you can call inside your template. You’re still limited to using the built-in ARM functions inside your function,