Azure API Management for serverless now in preview

 

Azure API Management offers serverless API management with instant provisioning, automated scaling, built-in high availability, and pay-per-action pricing. It allows users to publish, secure, transform, maintain, and monitor APIs.

In a few clicks, Azure API Management creates a “front-end” which lets internal and external applications exchange data with custom back-end services running on Azure or hosted on-premises. API […]

By |December 10th, 2018|Azure News, IT Management, Microsoft Azure, New Features|0 Comments

Integrating CloudMonix with Microsoft Teams

As enterprises continue to adopt and deploy cloud-based and on-premises resources and services, IT managers must manage, track and optimize increasingly complex IT environments. CloudMonix provides a cloud and on-premises system and resource monitoring solution that enables IT managers to visualize and automate their technical stack’s stability for the most reliable service delivery and optimal cost […]

By |December 10th, 2018|AWS, Cloud Monitoring, General, Microsoft Azure, News & Press|0 Comments

The Business Critical tier becomes the optimal choice for mission-critical SQL workloads

 

Microsoft has recently announced the Business Critical service tier in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance in the general availability. Being a new deployment option in the SQL Database, Managed Instance streamlines SQL Server workloads migration from on-premises to the cloud. It also combines the native SQL server features and capabilities with the benefits of a fully managed database service.

The […]

By |December 7th, 2018|IT Management, Microsoft Azure, New Features|0 Comments

Analyze time series with Azure Data Explorer

 

This blog post describes the basics of time series analysis in Azure Data Explorer.

Azure Data Explorer (ADX) is a service designed for fast data exploration. It provides instant insights into large datasets to analyze performance, identify trends and anomalies, and troubleshoot problems.

The collection of telemetry data is performed from cloud services or IoT devices. The analysis can be performed […]

By |December 6th, 2018|IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Application Gateway Analytics with GoAccess

 

Azure Application Gateway records traffic patterns and useful information in its access log. Different tools such as Azure Log Analytics, Excel, Power BI, and others are used to push this information to Azure Storage.
Common scenarios for traffic analytics are:

peak traffic monitoring of the high traffic events
debugging and troubleshooting operational incidents
analysis of the client statistics
[…]

By |December 5th, 2018|IT Management, Microsoft Azure, New Features|0 Comments

Azure benefits for Windows Server and SQL Server customers

 

Below are the three main reasons customers choose Microsoft and stay with the vendor they trust.
1. Cost reduction with Azure
Windows Server and SQL Server users enjoy the benefits of Azure Hybrid, reservation pricing, and free Extended Security Updates. The combined costs make up of 5 times less than the same AWS service package.

Azure cost management helps users […]

By |December 4th, 2018|Cloud Platforms, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Protect Azure Storage Blobs with soft delete

 

Soft delete is a recently introduced by Azure feature which when turned on, enables saving and recovery of the blob or blob snapshots data that was deleted. This feature is available in all regions for the public, government, and sovereign clouds.
How it works
The deleted data transitions into a soft-deleted state instead of being permanently erased. […]

By |November 29th, 2018|IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Azure SQL Data Warehouse improves the data querying performance

 

Azure SQL Data Warehouse showed to be a fast and flexible analytics platform. Enhancements in the distributed query execution layer as per the recent experience result in the significant query performance improvements for Azure SQL Data Warehouse (SQL DW).

I/O bandwidth to storage and repartitioning speed (shuffle speed) determine the analytics workload performance. In this article, we are […]

By |November 28th, 2018|Azure How To, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Migrate To Managed Disks In The Azure Portal

 

Azure has recently introduced the Managed Disks migration functionality that allows users to migrate from unmanaged Disks to Managed Disks in the Azure Portal in a single click.

Here is an overview of the benefits for those using Managed Disks:

High availability across the compute and storage resources
Integration of the disks, images, snapshots as the […]

By |November 27th, 2018|Azure How To, IT Management, Microsoft Azure|0 Comments

Azure IaaS Apps Disaster Recovery

 

Recently Azure offered native Disaster Recovery for applications running on IaaS being the first public cloud to offer such a service. This service makes applications region-level resilient to failures via replicating VMs into other regions. Azure Availability Zones and Availability Sets add to Azure Site Recovery to complete resiliency for applications running on Azure VMs.

 

Advantages […]