Daniel's Tech Blog

Cloud Computing, Cloud Native & Kubernetes

  • Microsoft drops data transfer charges between Availability Zones

    An important announcement during this year’s Microsoft Build has not gotten much traction and might have been missed in the vast amount of updates and announcements. Microsoft did an update to its pricing structure for inter-zone traffic. “We are announcing that Azure will not charge for the data transfer across availability zones regardless of using…

  • Cost optimize your Azure PostgreSQL Flexible Server deployments

    As I am currently preparing my session for Experts Live Germany about Azure Cost Optimization, I thought it might be good to share parts of the session as blog articles with the community. So, expect more to come in the next weeks and months. Today we focus on cost-optimizing Azure PostgreSQL Flexible Server deployments. Therefore, we look at the…

  • Using Istio with Kubernetes native sidecars on Azure Kubernetes Service

    In my previous blog post, I showed you how to check for specific feature gates on an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster. -> https://www.danielstechblog.io/show-enabled-feature-gates-on-an-azure-kubernetes-service-cluster/ Especially for the SidecarContainers feature gate, which is enabled on Azure Kubernetes Service running Kubernetes version 1.29 or higher. The SidecarContainers feature gate brings support for running sidecar containers as init containers. For instance, a service…

  • Show enabled feature gates on an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster

    Recently, I needed to check which feature gates are active on an Azure Kubernetes Service cluster running Kubernetes version 1.29.0. In particular, the SidecarContainers feature gate brings support for running sidecar containers as init containers. For instance, a service mesh proxy container now starts before the main container and solves a couple of issues with service…

  • Azure Kubernetes Fleet Manager – Advance your Kubernetes cluster update management on Azure

    The Azure Kubernetes Fleet Manager comes with two different configuration options with and without a hub cluster configuration. In today’s blog post, we focus on the Azure Kubernetes Fleet Manager without a hub cluster configuration. This configuration option only provides the Azure Kubernetes Service update management, and this is our focus for today, Before we…

  • Configure Microsoft Defender for Cloud continuous export via Terraform

    Microsoft Defender for Cloud supports the continuous export of a variety of data to Azure Event Hubs and Azure Log Analytics workspaces. When you use Azure Event Hubs, you can stream those data also to 3rd-party solutions or Azure Data Explorer. The continuous export is handy for security alerts to maintain them for a longer…

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