Azure Security Audits with Pester

Pester is a versatile testing framework built using PowerShell. In this article we are going to look at using Pester to audit our Azure infrastructure for security compliance. We’ve previously discussed using Pester to test Azure resources in our infrastructure pipeline. In that article we used Pest

Building An Infrastructure Pipeline Part 2 – Testing

Don’t forget to check out the other parts in this series: Part 1 – Version Control Part 2 – Testing Part 3- Build In part 1 of this series we took our first step in building an Infrastructure as code pipeline by moving our infrastructure files into source control. Now that we have this code in a ce

Custom Azure RBAC Roles

Role Based Access Control is Azure’s method for setting permissions on resources to control who can manage and administer these resources. Each type of Azure resource has a number of permissions that can be set on it, and these permissions can be grouped into roles that can be applied to users or gr

Building an Infrastructure Pipeline Part 1 Version Control

Don’t forget to check out the other parts in this series: Part 1 – Version Control Part 2 – Testing Part 3- Build Defining Infrastructure as Code is becoming prevalent in all areas of IT, but none more so than in the cloud. Be this Azure Resource Manager Templates, AWS Cloudformation or third party

Azure Free Accounts

Microsoft recently announced the introduction of Azure Free Accounts, these are credit and resources that are free for a certain time period. This is aimed at competing with AWS free tier and similar offerings. Before we take a look at what is on offer, there are a few caveats to check to see if you

Modularisation and Re-Use with Nested ARM Templates

Most example ARM templates use a single JSON file to contain all of the deployment details in a single file. This works fine for smaller deployments, but once you start doing larger deployments, working in teams, or wanting to re-use parts of your deployment templates then you really need to start l