Microsoft Azure Networking

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Traditional networking engineers entering the world of public cloud for the first time often feel like Alice in Wonderland. Everything looks and sounds familiar, and yet it all feels a bit different – ACLs sit in front of servers instead of on a router, there is no router, NAT happens somewhere behind the scenes…

This webinar will help demystify the networking aspects of Microsoft Azure. We’ll start with the high-level concepts, cover security aspects, and conclude with complex routing and hybrid cloud implementations.

Live Sessions

The next live session of this webinar will take place in Winter 2022.

This short live session will describe the details of Azure Firewall (and whatever other exciting networking-related services Azure will launch in the meantime).

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This webinar is part of Cloud Computing and Networking roadmap and accessible with standard subscription

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The webinar focuses on networking aspects of Microsoft Azure:

  • Geographies, regions and availability zones
  • High availability in Azure
  • Azure virtual networks
  • Private and public addressing
  • Packet forwarding in Azure
  • Network security
  • Internet access and NAT
  • VPN connectivity and direct connectivity to on-premises infrastructure (ExpressRoute)
  • Provisioning and orchestration

Virtual Networks

  • Virtual Network address prefixes and subnets
  • IPv4 subnet addressing
  • IPv6 support
  • Packet forwarding in Azure virtual networks
  • User-defined routes and service chaining
  • BGP routing with Virtual Network Gateway
  • Azure Route Server


  • Internal and external addresses
  • Multiple IP addresses per VM instance
  • Public IP addresses
  • Using IPv6
  • DNS and DHCP


  • Network and Application Security groups
  • Network security monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Network Virtual Appliances
  • Virtual Network TAP
  • Web Application Firewall (upcoming)

Beyond a single virtual network

  • Internet access and NAT
  • Virtual network peering
  • Virtual Network Gateways (VNG)
  • Site-to-Site and Remote Access VPN connectivity
  • VPN high availability
  • ExpressRoute

Azure Virtual WAN and Virtual Hubs

  • Azure Virtual WAN and Virtual Hubs Overview
  • Virtual Hub Routing
  • Multi-Region Routing
  • Simple connectivity scenarios
  • Complex connectivity scenarios, including shared services, hub-and-spoke connectivity and network appliances
  • Using Azure Firewall in Secure Virtual Hub
  • Third-party appliances within Virtual Hubs

Load Balancing

  • Azure Load Balancer (transparent L4 load balancing)
  • Cross-Region Azure Load Balancer (global L4 load balancing)
  • Azure Application Gateway (web traffic load balancing – reverse HTTP proxy)
  • Azure Traffic Manager (DNS-based load balancing)
  • Azure Front Door (global web traffic load balancing)
  • Azure CDN (global HTTP content delivery network)

Simple deployment scenarios

  • Simple web service
  • Scale-out web service with load balancing
  • Multi-tier service with load balancing
  • Private and public subnets
  • Bring-your-own firewall
  • Inspection of intra-VNet traffic
  • High-availability hybrid cloud

Automating Azure deployments

  • Infrastructure-as-Code principles applied to cloud deployments
  • Using Resource Manager
  • Third party tools: Ansible and Terraform


After this webinar you’ll be able to:

  • Map network infrastructure requirements into Azure concepts and objects
  • Design complex Azure networking infrastructure
  • Design security, Internet access and inbound load balancing for Azure workloads
  • Build hybrid clouds by connecting Azure workloads with external networks

Target Audience

This webinar targets architects and designers who are planning, designing or building networking infrastructure within Microsoft Azure, or connecting Azure workloads with on-premises data centers.

It will also help server, virtualization, security and networking engineers understand the advantages and limitations of Azure virtual networks and related security and load balancing solutions.

Happy Campers

About the webinar

Great balance between Cloud and networking content. Exactly what I was hoping for, and looking forward to the next one!

Daren Fulwell
Up to Ivan's usual expert standards. Full of genuinely useful content about how Azure networking hangs together and is used. Really looking forward to the next instalment!
Daren Fulwell
The best overview of Azure networking stuffs I've seen so far.
Petr Hrubý
The handd-on labs really help cement an excellent course on Azure networking
stephen skinner
Really enjoyed this!
Thank you!
Patrick Diener
-Great primer for those with networking background seeking to get up to speed quickly with Azure.
-Topics are organized nicely into chunks, letting you skip directly to areas of interest
Kent Eitzmann
As alway another excellent webinar.
Gabriel Sulbaran
I literally didn't know anything about Azure. But after following the previous one about AWS, going through Azure was just a walk. Pointing the main difference between two providers was really helpful.
adrian giacometti
The same as for the other webinars that I have watched on IPSpace. They are brilliantly relevant to our everyday jobs. They always get straight to the point and focus in on the most important aspects of the subject being covered
Peter McCreesh
The best source of azure networking webinar you can find.
I have been searching online for months for any training content that go deep dive in Azure networking as we are moving to Azure currently in my company , but I didn’t find any content that explains in details the technical architectures and all ins and outs about Azure networking. I am so delighted that I have subscribed to .Keep up the good work.
Mohamed Elshawwaf
I have been watching cloud networking videos, and those are very detailed. I have also purchased subscriptions from other vendors on cloud networking, but nothing matches Ivan's clear explanations of cloud networking concepts.
Jawed H Lashari

About the instructor

Very knowledgeable, but also honest about not knowing certain things. No bullshit!
Daren Fulwell

About the materials

Hit the spot! The demo videos were really useful to have watched ahead of the session too.
Daren Fulwell
Very useful reference in combination with my personal notes.
Daren Fulwell
I will not get tired of saying how well is organized and how clear and simple you are to transmit the concepts step by step
adrian giacometti
Thank you ipspace


Just attended an Azure Networking Deep Dive run by @ioshints - great stuff with lots more to come! Can’t wait! This stuff is gold dust and another good reason to subscribe to - thanks Ivan!

About the Author

Ivan PepelnjakIvan Pepelnjak, CCIE#1354 Emeritus, is an independent network architect, book author, blogger and regular speaker at industry events like Interop, RIPE and regional NOG meetings. He has been designing and implementing large-scale service provider and enterprise networks since 1990, and is currently using his expertise to help multinational enterprises and large cloud- and service providers design next-generation data center and cloud infrastructure using Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) approaches and technologies.

Ivan is the author of several books covering data center technologies, highly praised webinars, and dozens of data center and cloud-related technical articles published on his blog.

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