NIST: Definitions Of Cloud Computing

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and in September 2011 NIST published a definition of Cloud Computing. The full definition / document (SP 800-145) can be read via the NIST webpage: https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/detail/sp/800-145/final , however I am going to summarise parts of the document. Five … Continue reading NIST: Definitions Of Cloud Computing

Terraform and Azure (Infrastructure as Code) – Part 3

Part 1 of this series looked at setting up Terraform for use with Azure and then deploying some infrastructure. Part 2 looked at changing Azure subscriptions, inserting an SSH key in virtual machines and making the virtual machine run commands at creation. Backend Storage When I discussed using Terrform with AWS I made a blog … Continue reading Terraform and Azure (Infrastructure as Code) – Part 3

Terraform and Azure (Infrastructure as Code) – Part 2

Changing Azure Subscriptions In part 1 I discussed logging into Azure using Azure CLI and noting the default subscription, as that is where Terraform will deploy resources to. However, you may have multiple Azure subscriptions and want to deploy to one that is not the default. This can be accomplished using the Azure CLI: az … Continue reading Terraform and Azure (Infrastructure as Code) – Part 2