How to: Schedule Azure VMs to Resize

Azure VMs can be resized to use more CPU cores, memory or now even GPUs. As you may already know, Azure has auto-scale which helps with horizontally scaling virtual machines to adapt to changing computational demand by adding or subtracting VMs from a cluster. You can also achieve this with Azure VM Scalesets. However, to vertically…

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How to: Schedule Azure VM Shutdown based on CPU, Disk, Network Usage

In my previous post, I talked about how you can schedule Azure VMs to shutdown based on times of the day or week with a 3rd party service called VMPower. However you may also want to shutdown your VMs based on cpu, disk or network utilization. This is useful for things such as machines that users regularly…

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How to: Schedule Azure VM Startup and Shutdown

As you might know, Azure VMs cost money per hour when they are on. Have you ever wanted to shutdown or startup Azure VMs automatically? You could do it using Azure Automation service in about 28 easy steps by writing a script. Or you could simply use VMPower, a service that I stumbled upon which makes the…

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Share Your Github Activity with GitTrack.io

If you’ve ever wanted to let people know, say your followers or maybe even your boss about what you’ve been working on Github in a super easy to read format, you should checkout my latest project GitTrack.io. GitTrack analyzes your Github activity such as commits, conversations and pull requests and aggregates it into an easy-to-read…

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Command Line Wizardry with Azure Command Line

The azure cross-platform command line tool is a pretty sweet tool to manage your azure resources and can easily be installable via npm. Did you know you can easily manipulate the output on the command line using the –json flag? Continue reading here. http://blog.stevenedouard.com/command-line-wizardry-with-azure-command-line/

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Connecting AWS VPC to Azure VNet via Resource Manager

Often times companies with sizeable deployments opt to run their infrastructure on multiple platforms or environments. This can be their own on-premises datacenter, or multiple cloud platforms. Azure Virtual Gateways allow for any service deployment on-premises as well deployments running on other clouds such as AWS to interact, providing redundancy and failover necessary for very…

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High Availability Apps via Fleet & CoreOS – Start to Finish: Provisioning on Azure

Provisioning CoreOS using Azure Resource Manager This post is part of the 4-part series High Availability Apps via Fleet & CoreOS from Start to Finish. The series takes you through creating all infrastructure required to run your own scalable apps on using Fleet and CoreOS. Provisioning CoreOS using Azure Resource Manager Creating a Portable Private…

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Mocking Ember Services for Unit Testing

Let’s be honest. Testing is not sexy. To be honest I think this is about as sexy testing is going to get. So let’s just get it over with  We’re working slowly but surely on a cross-platform azure storage explorer in order to manipulate azure blobs and soon tables and queues. Continue reading here.

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Running Ember Test Automation in Node Webkit (Nwjs)

Recently last month my buddy Felix and I decided to start working on a project to bring functionality of the windows-only azure storage explorer to a cross platform implementation that will work on any operating system. Continue reading here.

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Get SSL on Your Deis Cluster for FREE with Cloudflare

SimpleTranscription.com is actually running on a deis cluster within Azure. If you notice our dashboard application in Deis actually supports SSL and this was really easy to do. All you really need to do is provide it with a wildcard ssl certificate (so that all your apps running on deis get https). Continue reading here.

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