Azure Monitoring and Analytics at Scale

Authored by Michael Thomassy and Tycen Hopkins. Edited by RoAnn Corbisier. Reviewed by Jeff Fattic. Monitoring health and usage information is a critical maintenance task for any site or application. Azure provides several tools to help you track and interpret events generated by your solutions, but as traffic and workload scales up to very high…

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AzureCAT Guidance – What Content Should We Refresh?

Earlier, we asked you what Azure content you’d like to see. And we’re digging into the opportunities around your excellent feedback. Now, we ask you… What AzureCAT content should we refresh? First, please review our existing content on AzureCAT’s CATalogue page: http://aka.ms/theCATalogue Next, leave a comment with your answer! What AzureCAT content should we refresh? What specifically is out…

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Using a custom Service Fabric configuration provider with ASP.NET Core

Authored by Mike Wasson (AzureCAT). Reviewed by Vaclav Turecek. Edited by Nanette Ray and RoAnn Corbisier. This sample shows how to expose Service Fabric configuration settings to ASP.NET Core, using the ASP.NET Core configuration API. You can find the sample files on GitHub at ServiceFabric-AspNetCore-Sample. ASP.NET Core uses configuration providers to load application settings at runtime. This sample implements a custom…

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Implementing GlusterFS on Azure (HPC Scalable Parallel File System)

Authored by Rakesh Patil (AzureCAT). Edited by Nanette Ray and RoAnn Corbisier. Introduction Recently, AzureCAT worked with a customer to set up GlusterFS, a free, scalable, open source distributed file system that works great for applications hosted on Microsoft Azure. Like our customer, you too can make the most of common, off-the-shelf hardware by using…

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AzureCAT – Technical Customer Profiles

Over in this blog post, we mentioned why we’re named AzureCAT: CAT stands for “Customer Advisory Team.” We work with customers who act as feedback Advisors back to our product teams, by working on engagements with those customers and building ground-breaking solutions!   While we help customers architect those solutions, we learn a ton in…

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Parallel File Systems for HPC Storage on Azure

Authored by Tony Wu (AzureCAT) and Tycen Hopkins. Edited by RoAnn Corbisier. Reviewed by Larry Brader, Xavier Pillons, Ed Price, Alan Stephenson, Elizabeth Kim, Dave Fellows, Dan Lepow, Neil Mackenzie, Karl Podesta, Mike Kiernan, Steve Roach, Karlheinz Pischke, and Shweta Gupta. Overview The high-performance I/O requirements and massive scalability needs of high performance computing (HPC)…

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What Azure content would you like to see?

AzureCAT is a customer engagement team (“CAT” stands for Customer Advisory Team). And along the way, we want to share our insights and best practices with you! What Azure content would you like to see? First, please review our existing content on AzureCAT’s CATalogue page: http://aka.ms/theCATalogue Next, leave a comment with your answer! What Azure…

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Hello world! Welcome to AzureCAT Guidance!

Welcome to the AzureCAT Guidance blog! What is AzureCAT? CAT stands for “Customer Advisory Team.” We work with customers who act as feedback Advisors back to our product teams, by working on engagements with those customers and building ground-breaking solutions! We then have unique lessons we’ve learned from those solutions. And, thus, we publish them back…

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