Networking in Azure – the BIG Picture

For those who get started with Azure, It can be difficult to understand what are the options or network components available in Azure Cloud. Objective of this short post blog is to summarize in one picture Azure Networking components and their purpose.

VNet Peering & VNet-to-VNet

Azure Networking in one picture !

If you need more details :

Interconnect an on-premises Datacenter with Azure
VPN Site to Site : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-howto-site-to-site-resource-manager-portal

VPN Point to Site for remote users : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/point-to-site-about

ExpressRoute : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/expressroute/expressroute-introduction

Corporate WAN
Azure Virtual WAN : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-wan/virtual-wan-about

Interconnect 2 VNets

Configure a VNet-to-VNet VPN gateway connection
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/vpn-gateway/vpn-gateway-howto-vnet-vnet-resource-manager-portal

Virtual network peering
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-peering-overview

VNet Peering

Monitoring and troubleshooting
Azure Network Watcher : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/network-watcher/network-watcher-monitoring-overview

Azure Network Watcher

Secure Internet Access
Azure Firewall : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/firewall/overview

Azure Firewall

Network Virtual Appliance : https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/category/networking?page=1&search=network%20virtual%20appliance&subcategories=appliances

Virtual Network
Virtual Network : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-networks-overview
SubNet : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-vnet-plan-design-arm#subnets
Network Security Group : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/security-overview
Public IP : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-ip-addresses-overview-arm
Azure DDoS Protection : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/ddos-protection-overview

Azure DDoS Protection Standard

Virtual Network Interface Card : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/virtual-network-network-interface

Azure Network Interface

Web Application Firewall and Load Balancing
Azure Application Gateway : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/overview

Azure Application Gateway

Azure Front Door : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/frontdoor/front-door-overview
Network Virtual Appliance : https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/best-practices-to-consider-before-deploying-a-network-virtual-appliance/

Example of an architecture with a NVA

Azure Load Balancer : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-overview

Azure Load Balancer

Azure Traffic Manager : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/traffic-manager/traffic-manager-overview

DNS zone management
Azure DNS : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/dns/dns-overview

Content Delivery Network
Azure CDN : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cdn/cdn-overview

CDN

Hope this study guide will be useful for you. Don’t hesitate to share, or post a comment or send me a message on Twitter @sanjeev or on LinkedIn
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Last but not least, don’t forget to spend time on http://microsoft.com/learn where you can find additional materials to prepare your certification.

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