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

Receive CloudMonix notifications in Slack or HipChat

 

Many teams are using tools like Slack or HipChat to collaborate more effectively in real time. Often people keep their chat apps open all day, which makes them also a very convenient tool for receiving notifications that require immediate attention.

In addition to providing amazing team communication, tools like Slack and Hipchat can be integrated […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Cloud Monitoring, Drip, General, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

How to track Azure costs per customer or per application?

Many organizations need to track their Azure costs at various levels of granularity.  Popular use cases cover chargebacks to internal departments, tracking of costs by customer, specific application, etc.

Azure’s inherent categorization of its resources allows users to categorize resources by tags or resource groups.

Resource Groups are often used to group resources by an application or […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

How to automatically control Azure costs

Many organizations need to track costs of their Azure resources and ensure they don’t exceed a certain budget. However, as the number of systems and individual resources grows, it may be really difficult to achieve.

CloudMonix monitors Azure Billing to track utilization and costs per individual resource, systems, departments or customers.  Additionally, since costs can […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

How to automatically restart a crashed Web App with CloudMonix

Generic checks like pinging website hosted by the Web App or monitoring response times are basic methods to ensure Azure Web Apps are operating correctly. 

Apart from verifying that website is responsive, CloudMonix allows its users to detect outages and to automatically restart crashed WebApps.

In this article we’ll show how to configure CloudMonix to automatically restart […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

How to auto-scale SQL Azure

Azure SQL Database, also known as SQL Azure, is Microsoft’s database-as-a-service offering available on the Azure platform. It provides managed SQL database capabilities to applications running in the Azure cloud. Azure SQL Databases do not require deployment and installation of a dedicated VM, SQL Server software, and their associated maintenance.  SQL Database is a “pay-as-you-go” […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Cloud Automation, Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

How to ensure ASB messages are being processed

Azure Service Bus queues are often used to decouple parts of connected systems and to offload heavy-duty processing to background tasks. Loose coupling improves the overall reliability and performance of the system.  However, with a level of abstraction offered by the Service Bus, it is harder to notice when message processing fails or doesn’t keep […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Receive and manage CloudMonix notifications in PagerDuty

PagerDuty is a popular tool for alerting, on-call scheduling, managing escalation policies and incident tracking created to help increase uptime of apps, servers, websites and databases.

CloudMonix provides a direct API integration to PagerDuty. Incidents for PagerDuty services can be automatically created when CloudMonix raises an alert, and they can be automatically resolved when the alert […]

How to monitor Azure Virtual Network Gateways using CloudMonix

Azure Virtual Network Gateways (AVN) is Microsoft’s cloud-based private network service that allows external networks for connecting securely and privately to cloud resources running on Microsoft Azure platform.

CloudMonix hooks into Azure Management API to provide insight into the state and performance of Azure Virtual Network Gateways. Users can track and alert on connectivity, bandwidth (ingress/egress […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Cloud Monitoring, Drip, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments