In April of 2016, Microsoft released Azure VM Scale Sets (VMSS). Referred by many, as the successor to Azure Cloud Services, VMSS service provides management of multiple ubiquitous load-balanced Virtual Machines as a single logical unit. This is especially useful for compute workloads, such as worker pools or web farms comprised of multiple servers doing […]
By far the most requested feature, ever since the early 2010 (when we were just starting out with AzureWatch), has been the ability to monitor and alert on Azure consumption.
Until somewhat recently, this was near-impossible to do, as the Azure Billing API’s simply did not exist. Many companies had to work with manually exported and poorly […]
CloudMonix monitors a wide range of data, offering a comprehensive overview of both Azure and standalone resources. Much of the information tracked by CloudMonix is not available in Azure Portal. A comprehensive list of differences by each resource is outlined later in this article.
In addition to monitoring, CloudMonix offers a number of unique automation features […]
Over the weekend of October 28th, CloudMonix team released a number of important features for monitoring and automating of SQL Azure and SQL Data Warehouse databases. In addition, a few new integrations have been enabled.
– Azure SQL Databases are one of the most popular ways to store relational data in the Microsoft Azure […]
Azure Backup is an important component of Azure ecosystem that helps organizations perform secure cloud backups of their on-premise and Azure-based virtual machines. In fact, many organizations begin their usage of Azure specifically for its backup capability, often because Azure cloud backup solves an important need and is very simple to get started with.
CloudMonix makes its debut in the Azure Marketplace!
Effective immediately, Azure customers can sign up and purchase CloudMonix monitoring and automation platform thru the Azure Marketplace. Subscribing to CloudMonix thru the Marketplace gives users ability to log into CloudMonix directly thru the Azure portal. Teams will also appreciate simplified billing experience, as payments for CloudMonix will be handled […]
Major CloudMonix features released over the summer
New monitoring/automation support for
Azure Stream Analytics
Azure Media Services
Azure (and non-Azure) Redis Cache
Azure File Storage
SQL Server databases
JSON/XML API endpoints
New integrations with 3rd parties systems
Finally, users can now configure their CloudMonix monitoring setup via a […]
Azure Redis Cache is an important and popular component of the Azure ecosystem that helps applications cache frequently accessed data in a highly performance and scalable Azure infrastructure. Many companies frequently use Azure Redis Cache to store website session state.
Effective immediately, CloudMonix now supports monitoring of Azure Redis Cache, alerting when outages occur, performance drops, hit rates become ineffective, […]
Azure Stream Analytics is an important component of the Azure ecosystem that helps process large volumes of high velocity data. As an example, many companies frequently use ASA to transform IOT generated data. Until now, ensuring that Stream Analytics jobs run without errors has been a difficult task that required custom tooling.
Effective immediately, CloudMonix now supports monitoring of Azure Stream […]
Monitoring disk usage is one of the most basic and critical tasks that Azure administrators should always be doing. Filled to capacity disks cause major outages.
This article will show how CloudMonix will notify users when their Windows servers run out of disk space. We will also discuss simple ways to automatically cleanup disks when space runs out.