CloudMonix New Features: Auto-scaling of SQL Azure and SQL Data Warehouse

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 […]

Monitoring support for Azure Backup Vaults (Recovery Services)

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.

Recently, […]

CloudMonix is now a part of Azure Marketplace!

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 […]

Latest features available in CloudMonix (Fall 2016)

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 DocumentDb
Azure File Storage
SQL Server databases
MySQL databases
Oracle databases
JSON/XML API endpoints

New integrations with 3rd parties systems

Autotask
Nagios XI
Zabbix
Zapier

Finally, users can now configure their CloudMonix monitoring setup via a […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Cloud Monitoring, General, IT Management, Microsoft Azure, New Features|0 Comments

Monitoring Azure Redis Cache

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, […]

By |June 7th, 2016|General|0 Comments

Monitoring Azure Stream Analytics

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 […]

How to monitor free disk space on Azure VMs

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.

New […]

How to keep Azure Cloud Roles stable with CloudMonix

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.

Breakdown

Proactive stability – rebooting instances on a daily basis
Reactive […]

Top SQL Server MVP’s to follow on Twitter

Microsoft MVP’s are exceptional, independent community leaders who share their passion, technical expertise, and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with others. The awarded are people who “actively share their … technical expertise with the different technology communities related directly or indirectly to Microsoft”.
To recognize MVP’s that are awarded for their untiring passion to help people around […]

By |March 21st, 2016|General, IT Management|5 Comments

The Complete List of Azure Storage Tools

Azure Storage provides the flexibility and run-time massive scalability needed to store and retrieve large amounts of data. With storage products including Azure Blob Storage, Azure Table Storage, Azure Queue Storage and Azure File Storage, it has everything to offer for modern cloud based enterprise storage needs.

Azure Storage Monitoring and Management is a vast domain. […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|General|3 Comments