17:00 - 18:00
Erwin Staal & Patrick de Kruijf
Azure Architect @ Xpirit, Author of ‘Azure Infrastructure as Code’
Erwin Staal is an Azure Architect and DevOps consultant working for Xpirit in the Netherlands. Helping companies deliver their software to customers using DevOps practices and cloud-native architectures is what he loves to do. He believes in the power of both the monolith and microservices and prefers to run his workload on the Azure Cloud and/or Kubernetes.
Besides the work he does for the customers of Xpirit, he has a passion for sharing knowledge. He is one of the authors of ‘Azure Infrastructure as Code’ (https://www.manning.com/books/azure-infrastructure-as-code), occasionally writes a blog, and is an international speaker at conferences.
Patrick de Kruijf
Cloud Architect / Azure Virtual Desktop Specialist / Managed Landing Zone Technology Lead @ Xpirit
Patrick is a passionate consultant with broad knowledge of infrastructure and security aspects of IT. As a Cloud Architect and Specialist, he helps customers by designing, implementing, and assessing cloud architectures and solutions in alignment with his customers’ business and IT objectives.
He applies state-of-the-art technologies and concepts, including the cloud and DevOps, to help his customers create business value. His approach is one of honesty and building relationships, which always makes him a trusted advisor for his stakeholders. Patrick has a clear and analytical mindset and is a consultant with excellent communication and presentation skills.
Throughout the past 16 years, Patrick has accumulated a broad experience in Infrastructure, Security, and Consulting, mainly at companies that relied heavily on Microsoft technology. He has worked in various disciplines, from enterprise to government, non-profit, and private customers. As consultant and architect, Patrick was responsible for designing and implementing Microsoft reference architecture, principles, and guidelines.
Govern your Azure environment through Azure Policy
When your Azure environment is relatively small, it is straightforward to keep track of what resources you have running in Azure and make sure that your solution is secure, compliant, and cost-effective. When your cloud workload gets bigger, and you have a lot of subscriptions and multiple management groups, that is much harder to do. Luckily, Azure has a built-in feature called Azure Policy that can help you govern your Azure resources. But how do we implement policies, guarantee compliance and security, without decreasing developer agility? This session will teach you how to deploy policies using Infrastructure as Code. You will see how to use the built-in policies and how to create your own. We will look at all the different effects that a policy can have and which should be used when. You will learn how to assign policies on different scopes and finally how to review the compliance status. All with the goal to enforce security, be compliant, monitor that continuously, and keep costs at bay.