Tinkering with Terraform and Azure to simplify cloud infrastructure setup

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I’ve been working with Terraform this week to help setup an Elasticsearch cluster on Azure. Terraform provides an agnostic (somewhat) means of defining infrastructure components locally and for cloud deployments (Azure, AWS, Google, etc. [https://www.terraform.io/docs/providers/index.html]). Its pretty simple to get going; download and update your path: https://www.terraform.io/intro/getting-started/install.html. Create a directory and drop in a sample.tf file wth a a virtual …

What Microsoft Azure Got Right for Developers

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  Microsoft Azure has changed dramatically since it was launched in 2010. Microsoft decided early on to focus directly on what developers need and has been leading the industry when it comes to “Platform as a Service” for Windows & .NET developers ever since. This article is a review of some of the key innovations they got right for developers …

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Stackify Releases Stackify Azure Web App APM support

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Advanced Application Performance Monitoring for Azure Azure Web Apps make it very easy for developers to deploy and scale web applications. Stackify makes it easy to also troubleshoot and fix application problems. Stackify’s APM+ combines several key developer tools on one innovative platform to make finding and fixing application problems simple. Stackify is proud to announce that it now offers …

Windows Azure Diagnostics: The Bad, The Ugly, and a Better Way

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If you’re a .Net web developer today, no doubt you’ve enjoyed watching Windows Azure grow up over the past couple of years. The platform has scaled, stabilized (mostly), and added on a slew of great (and sometimes overdue) features. What was once just an endpoint to host a solution, developers today have tremendous flexibility and options in the platform. Organizations …