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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, […]
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.
In this article, we’ll discuss a few very simple approaches to keep your Azure Cloud Roles stable proactively and reactively. CloudMonix is a tool that helps with these approaches. Since, unstable instances often need to be rebooted, we’ll also discuss methods to ensure that reboots do not cause issues or outages.
Proactive stability – rebooting instances on a daily basis