InfoQ Homepage News Azure Bastion Developer SKU: Cheaper Secure Connectivity to Azure Virtual Machines
Azure has recently announced the public preview of Bastion Developer SKU, the latest addition to the managed bastion service on Azure. The new option targets dev/test users seeking secure and simple VM connections without the need for additional features or scalability.
The Bastion Developer SKU represents a simplified and cheaper version of the traditional Bastion service, allowing developers to establish secure connections to a single VM at a time without additional network configurations or exposing public IPs. Isabelle Morris, product manager at Azure, writes:
Setting up Azure Bastion has traditionally required users to deploy a new resource and follow a series of configuration steps, including the creation of a dedicated subnet (...) Azure Bastion Developer simplifies the process by offering an easy-to-use, zero-configuration solution. Users can opt-in to use it during Virtual Machine connection, making secure access a breeze.