Microsoft Azure Networking

Overall rating: 4.86 Instructor: 4.89 Materials: 4.88 more …

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.


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


  • 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

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
  • Building hybrid clouds

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.

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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

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


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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