Failover with Traffic Manager from Azure to AWS

This post follows the same approach that we saw in Failover with Route 53 from Azure to AWS, but now the failover will be taken care of by Azure Traffic Manager.

The post will also show how CloudMonix can monitor the web app hosting the website on Azure.

CloudMonix offers advanced monitoring and automation features for Microsoft […]

By |June 13th, 2017|AWS, Azure How To, Cloud Monitoring, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Connect Azure using VPN Gateway to AWS VPC

In this post, we will see how a virtual network in Azure connects to an AWS Virtual Private Cloud(VPC) using a virtual network gateway. As a bonus, CloudMonix will start monitoring the virtual network gateway.

This post provides another point of view on how you can connect an AWS VPC to Azure using dedicated VPN connection […]

By |May 25th, 2017|AWS, Azure How To, Cloud Monitoring, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Connect Amazon VPC to Azure

In this post we will see how you can connect the AWS Virtual Private Cloud(VPC) to Azure infrastructure.

These are the topics covered throughout the post:

AWS VPC basics
VPN connection in VPC basics
Hands-on to connect the VPC to Azure VM

This is how various AWS and Azure service mentioned throughout the post interact with each […]

By |May 16th, 2017|AWS, Azure How To, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Failover with Route 53 from Azure to AWS

In this post, we will see how Amazon Route 53 can assist to smoothly failover from one unhealthy resource to a healthy resource with (almost) no impact to users.

This will be covered throughout the post:

Amazon Route 53 basics
Steps to achieve DNS failover
Hands-on to achieve DNS failover

Amazon Route 53 gives the customer the […]

By |May 16th, 2017|AWS, Azure How To, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Using Amazon CloudFront with Azure Blob Storage

In this post, we will see how Amazon CloudFront can deliver content out of Azure blob storage.

These are the topics touched throughout the post:

Azure Blob Storage basics
Amazon CloudFront basics
Amazon Route 53 basics
Hands-on to implement the delivery of data using Amazon CloudFront

This is how various services mentioned in the post interact with […]

By |May 16th, 2017|AWS, Azure How To, Cloud Platforms, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Root Cause Analysis with CloudMonix’s Historical Dashboard

To discover what caused production issues or to understand why a particular alert was raised, you need to conduct a Root Cause Analysis (RCA). An effective RCA session allows you to fix problems quickly and ensure that systems operate smoothly. However, in today’s complex cloud environments you might have to investigate many connected components before […]

Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets – The Basics

In this post, we are going to discuss Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS).

We will learn:

What VM scale sets are
How are VM scale sets configured
When to use VM scale sets

Scale sets provide an ability to deploy and manage multiple identical VMs. Scaling in and out allows Azure administrators to increase or decrease […]

By |April 12th, 2017|Azure How To, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|2 Comments

Auto-scaling Azure Cloud Services and WebApps based on queue lengths

If you’re running applications in the cloud, you have the ability to use and pay only for resources that are needed to process the current workload.

In many cases, to optimize the usage of compute resources such as Azure Cloud Services (worker roles), Azure WebApps running WebJobs, or Azure Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS), it is […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Azure How To, Cloud Automation, General|0 Comments

Delegate DNS domain from AWS to Azure

In this post, we will see how you can delegate your DNS domain from AWS to Azure.

First let’s discuss few basic things about the AWS and Azure services that will allow us to do this.

Amazon Route 53 is the AWS service that allows three functions to be performed:

Domain names registration – allows the user […]

By |March 14th, 2017|AWS, Azure How To, General|0 Comments

Monitor Azure Storage with CloudMonix

In this post, we will see how you can monitor Azure Storage using CloudMonix.

We will cover the basics of Azure storage focusing on Blob storage and we will see how you can monitor the Blob storage using CloudMonix.

Azure Storage provides scalable, durable and highly available storage that allows to store from just few files required […]

By |March 10th, 2017|Azure How To, Cloud Monitoring, General, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments