How to use Azure Deployment

Which Azure Deployment Model Should You Use? 4 Ways To Deploy

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Microsoft Azure is a great platform to use and it has many services and features. But how do you go about deploying your applications to the cloud and using them? There are several different options for deploying your applications in the Azure cloud and which one(s) you use and where you run them depends on the amount of control and …

Top 42 IaaS Providers

Top IaaS Providers: 42 Leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service Providers to Streamline Your Operations

Angela Stringfellow Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

Infrastructure as a Service, or IaaS, is a cloud computing model which provides outsourced computing infrastructure to users and organizations. It can provide users with resources that include servers, network connections, storage, and features like content delivery networks and load balancing. IaaS providers maintain the equipment, while users rent or buy the specific services that they need. The term for …

Azure Data Storage

Where to Store Your Data in Azure? Understand Azure Data Storage Options

Barry Luijbregts Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Microsoft Azure is huge! There are so many services that it is sometimes hard to determine which ones you should use when. This is also true when it comes to storing your data in Azure. There are many different services in Azure that you can use to store your data in, but which one is right for you? Obviously, the …

Retrace now supports Azure WebJobs

How to Monitor Azure WebJobs: Performance, Errors, Usage

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Azure Cloud Services and App Service made it relatively easy to run web applications in the cloud. Developers still need a simple way to run tasks on a schedule at pre-defined  times or specific intervals . We commonly use simple console apps via the Windows Task Scheduler to handle these needs. WebJobs were released as part of Azure App Service …

What is Cloud Monitoring?

What is Cloud Monitoring? How to Make Sure Cloud Services are Working Properly

Angela Stringfellow Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Cloud monitoring is the process of evaluating, monitoring, and managing cloud-based services, applications, and infrastructure. Companies utilize various application monitoring tools to monitor cloud-based applications. Here’s a look at how it works and best practices for success. Types of Cloud Services to Monitor There are multiple types of cloud services to monitor. Cloud monitoring is not just about monitoring servers hosted …

What is the Future of Multi-Cloud Computing

What is the Future of Multi-Cloud Computing?

Stephanie Rowan Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Like so many other IT solutions, cloud computing services have long been promoted from a standpoint of administrative efficiency. As the rationale goes, if you get your cloud services from a single provider, you’ll enjoy the reduced hassle of consolidating third party business relationships, receive IT services at bargain prices, and have an easier time coordinating those services. It’s true …

Top 35 PaaS Providers

35 Leading PaaS Providers Offering Built-In Infrastructure and Scalability

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) gives users with the platform and the environment for them to develop, manage, and run applications over the Internet.  PaaS takes away or lessens the complexities of building, maintaining, and enhancing the cloud infrastructure that developers need in order to develop and launch an app.  In other words, PaaS makes higher-level programming easy for web and software developers, and ultimately …

What is Azure Cosmos DB?

What is Azure Cosmos DB? Features, Benefits, Pricing, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

Microsoft aims to help you better manage your data with services like Azure Cosmos DB, a multi-model database service that transparently scales and replicates your data wherever your users are. Let’s take a closer look at this PaaS offering and how you can benefit from it. A Definition of Azure Cosmos DB Comos DB is a database service that is …

What is Azure PowerShell?

What is Azure PowerShell? How It Works, Installation, Best Practices, and More

Stackify Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

We’ve talked about Azure and some of its helpful features before, such as Azure App Services and the oh-so-useful deployment slots, how to find Azure App service logs for your apps, and other tips. If you’re on the fence about what cloud service is right for you, you might find our recent Azure vs. AWS comparison helpful. However, if you’re …

Azure App Services

Azure App Services: 3 Limitations & 9 Awesome Features

Matt Watson Insights for Dev Managers

Azure App Services make it really easy for developers to deploy and manage their applications. They take away all the complexity of dealing with servers, which greatly simplifies the life of a developer. The way that Azure App Services work creates a few limitations that all developers need to understand. This article highlights some of those. 3 Key Azure App Service …

Making Sense of Your Azure Billing and Azure EA Usage Reporting

Making Sense of Your Azure Billing and Azure EA Usage Reporting

Jason Taylor Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

I’ve written in the past about how Stackify was “born in Azure” and we’ve never used any other hosting solution. In this post, I want to share how we make sense of our Azure EA (Enterprise Agreement) bill and usage. Azure billing can be quite a mess to figure out.  Here are our top tips to analyze your usage and …

When a .NET Core Azure App Service won’t start: 502.5 Process Failure

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources

In the process of testing Retrace with .NET Core I decided to use the example MusicStore app as a test application. Pulling down the source from GitHub and deploying it to Azure App Services is easy right? Correct, and totally wrong both as it turns out. After hours of headaches… I figured I needed to share how I finally solved my …

SQL Azure Elastic Pool

SQL Azure Elastic Pool – Product Review

Matt Watson Developer Tips, Tricks & Resources, Insights for Dev Managers

At Stackify, we have about 1,000 SQL Azure databases. Monitoring, managing, and right sizing these databases creates a unique set of challenges. For security and scalability, each of our clients has their own database. As you can imagine, each client is in a different sizes and we have wildly different performance characteristics from one databases to another. We are excited …

best cloud aws azure infographics

9 Best Cloud Services, AWS, and Azure Infographics

Kyle Claypool Live Queue

Good luck escaping the cloud! It’s everywhere, and only going to continue growing. It’s so prevalent that not even mega-private people like Ron Swanson can escape “The Cloud” and its data: While Amazon is the clear leader in market share for cloud services, Microsoft’s Azure is no slouch. If either cloud service goes down, it can seem like the entire …