Hey Devs, Meet Your New Best Friend: The Azure Bastion Developer SKU(Preview)
In the world of software development, we’re always looking for ways to work smarter, not harder. And that’s especially true when it comes to accessing our virtual machines (VMs) for testing and debugging. Exposing VMs to the public internet for remote access is a security nightmare, and setting up complex VPNs can be a real pain.
Enter the Azure Bastion Developer SKU, a lightweight and cost-effective solution that lets you connect to your VMs directly from the Azure portal, without the hassle of public IPs or VPNs. It’s like having a secure tunnel to your VMs, right at your fingertips.
Why You’ll Love the Azure Bastion Developer SKU:
- It’s secure. Unlike exposing your VMs to the world, the Bastion Developer SKU uses a Zero Trust approach to make sure only authorized users can connect to your VMs.
- It’s easy to use. You can connect to your VMs directly from the Azure portal, no need for fancy tools or configurations.
- It’s affordable. The Bastion Developer SKU is priced way lower than the standard Azure Bastion SKU, making it perfect for budget-minded dev teams.
So, how do you get your hands on this awesomeness?
The Azure Bastion Developer SKU is currently in public preview, but it’s super easy to get started:
- Create a new Bastion Developer resource in the Azure portal.
- Choose your pricing plan and resource group.
- Set up the Bastion Developer resource settings to match your org’s policies.
- Connect to your VMs directly from the Azure portal using RDP or SSH.
The Azure Bastion Developer SKU is a game-changer for Dev/Test environments. It’s secure, easy to use, and affordable, making it the perfect solution for developers who need to access their VMs without compromising security. So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try today!