SD-WAN made easy

I’ll start by asking you two questions: Are you paying too much for your Wide Area Network (WAN)? And, is it the best method of connecting to the public Cloud? At cloudstep.io we are constantly looking for ways to improve our customers connectivity to the public cloud. We consider cloud network connectivity a foundation serviceContinue reading “SD-WAN made easy”

Add VC Accounts to Microsoft Teams Channels with Azure Automation

At cloudstep.io┬« HQ Microsoft Teams is a big part of how we organise digital asset structure in the business. We are a consulting firm by trade, as new prospects become paying customers we add them as a team. The default General channel is used for administration and accounts, additional channels are created per project nameContinue reading “Add VC Accounts to Microsoft Teams Channels with Azure Automation”

Backup Palo Alto VM Series Config with Azure Automation

If you have implemented a VM-Series firewall in Azure, AWS or on-premises but don’t have a Panorama Server for your configuration backups. Here is a solutions for getting the firewall configuration into an Azure Blob Storage, this could be done similarly with Lambda and S3 using python and the boto3 library. Why Do This? IfContinue reading “Backup Palo Alto VM Series Config with Azure Automation”

Azure MFA with Palo Alto Client VPN

Client VPNs have come along way in recent years and are still a necessity for organisations protecting their backend services that cannot be published to the public internet securely. The nirvana is having data presented by web applications and use SAML authentication to any good identity provider that supports MFA. This world still doesn’t existsContinue reading “Azure MFA with Palo Alto Client VPN”

Cross Region, Peering Pitfalls. .

Ah if only all pitfalls were fun. Remember Pitfall on the Atari  2600. It was the second best selling game after Pac-Man. Pitfall Harry had to negotiate a jungle full of hazardous quicksand, rolling logs, fire and rattle snakes to recover precious treasures.  Recently we did some work with a customer where they made use ofContinue reading “Cross Region, Peering Pitfalls. .”