Breaking Into Windows Server 2019: Network Features: Azure Network Adapter

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Happy Saturday to our outstanding readers! Brandon Wilson here with a pointer to some more of the new networking features in Windows Server 2019 coming to you straight from the Windows Core Networking team!

In this week’s posting, the discussion surrounds something that the importance of will become more and more visible over time, the Azure network adapter. Here is an excerpt straight from the product group:

Top 10 Networking Features in Windows Server 2019: #3 Azure Network Adapter

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/networking/2018/09/05/azurenetworkadapter/

More and more on-premises workloads require connectivity to Azure resources.  Connecting these on-premises workloads to their Azure resources traditionally requires an Express Route, Site-to-Site VPN, or Point-to-Site VPN connection.  Each of these options require multiple steps and expertise in both networking and certificate management, and in some cases, infrastructure setup and maintenance.

Now, Windows Admin Center enables a one-click experience to configure a point-to-site VPN connection between an on-premises Windows Server and an Azure Virtual Network.  This automates the configuration for the Azure Virtual Network gateway as well as the on-premises VPN client. Windows Admin Center and the Azure Network Adapter makes connecting your on-premises servers to Azure a breeze!

As always, if you have comments or questions on the post, your most direct path for questions will be in the link above.

Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you again next week!

Brandon Wilson