Exporting details of Azure Virtual Machines to CSV/Excel

In my current role as a Cloud Solution Architect, I’m often asked to take a look at a customer’s existing Azure environments and provide advice on how they can be improved. The first step is always to get an understanding of what it is that they’ve deployed. The Azure Portal provides a great exploration experience,…


Migrating Azure IaaS solutions from ASM to ARM using MigAz

Anyone who has previously deployed Azure IaaS solutions using the older Azure Service Management (ASM) model should be thinking about how and when to migrate it to Azure Resouce Manager (ARM). While ASM will continue to be supported, ARM provides a number of benefits such as template-based deployment, Role-Based Access Control and Tagging. There are a number of…


Analysing Enterprise Azure spend by Tags

Azure Resource Manager allows you to assign custom “tags” to resources such as VMs or storage accounts. This allows you to put custom metadata onto your resources, such as which application it belongs to, which department owns it and which environment it is a part of. While the tag information is available through Azure’s billing…

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