Dive deep into NAT gateway’s SNAT port behavior

By Dustin Ward

In our last blog, we examined a scenario on how network address translation (NAT) gateway mitigates connection failures happening at the same destination endpoint with its randomized source network address translation (SNAT) port selection and reuse timers. In addition to handling these scenarios, NAT gateway’s unique SNAT port allocation is beneficial to dynamic, scaling workloads…

Choose the right size for your workload with NVads A10 v5 virtual machines, now generally available

By Dustin Ward

Visualization workloads entail a wide range of use cases: from computer-aided design (CAD), to virtual desktops, to high-end simulations. Traditionally, when running these graphics-heavy visualization workloads in the cloud, customers have been limited to purchasing virtual machines (VMs) with full GPUs, which increased costs and limited flexibility. So, in 2019, we introduced the first GPU-partitioned…

Improve outbound connectivity with Azure Virtual Network NAT

By Dustin Ward

For many customers, making outbound connections to the internet from their virtual networks is a fundamental requirement of their Azure solution architectures. Factors such as security, resiliency, and scalability are important to consider when designing how outbound connectivity will work for a given architecture. Luckily, Azure has just the solution for ensuring highly available and…

Virtual desktop infrastructure security best practices

By Dustin Ward

It’s no longer a matter of organizations deciding whether to embrace remote and hybrid work but finding the best way to do so. A recent study showed most employees are happier having the option to work from home, and 80 percent say they’re as productive or more productive when they do. One of the most…

Azure NC A100 v4 VMs for AI now generally available

By Dustin Ward

AI is revolutionizing the world we live in—from the way we entertain ourselves, to the products and services that we consume, to the way we care for our bodies, and how we go about our daily work. Organizations are leveraging the power of AI to transform our lives by accelerating superior product innovations, increasing organization…