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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Jesse Loudon is a Principal Consultant (LAB3) specialising in Microsoft Azure, DevOps and Infrastructure-as-Code initiatives; with over 10+ years IT pro experience. Jesse is a continual learner, certification collector, author of technical blog posts on jloudon.com; and a strong advocate for the Microsoft Azure community
Azure Policy is often the missing keystone for many organisations looking to manage cloud governance at-scale with code and a CI/CD pipeline.
This session examines the IaC automation capabilities that Azure Policy provides through it's deployIfNotExists effect which can trigger an ARM template against non-compliant resources.
Viewers will get a short intro into Azure Policy before we dive into the what, why, when, and how of leveraging deployIfNotExists to automate your Azure governance.
This joint video session from Jesse Loudon and Casey Mullineaux demonstrates the power of using Bicep to deploy Azure Sentinel and onboard resources using Azure Policy.
Viewers will also see a demonstration of threat detection and automated response from a simulated attack on Azure resources protected by Sentinel.
Policy as Code is a combination of two important practices for managing your Azure governance at enterprise scale: Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and DevOps.
This session walks viewers through an example workflow for Policy As Code combining the power of Bicep language, GitHub, and GitHub Actions to ensure a repeatable process for your Azure governance across multiple tenants and subscriptions.
Azure Sydney User Group Meetup (June 2021)
Managing 100s to 1000s of Azure resources to meet your governance framework is often an operational responsibility. This can lead to situations of 'fire-fighting' where changes are applied ad-hoc without consistency. The compounding result is poor compliance overall if not regularly checked. Azure Policy as Code is the combination of IaC and DevOps ensuring governance at scale is shifted away from click-ops and after-hours support towards a codified, policy-driven strategy.
14 Apr - 16 Apr 2021