How to reboot Azure VM Scale Sets on schedule?

Azure VM Scale Sets allows users to configure a set of ubiquitous VMs in the Azure cloud that share configuration and are treated as a single unit from the logical perspective, e.g. they’re automatically load-balanced. VM Scale Sets is also the technology underneath Microsoft’s Azure Service Fabric and Azure Batch.

CloudMonix is a cloud monitoring and […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Cloud Automation, Drip, 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 […]

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