Tag: Azure

  1. Hosting providers are making the decision to move to the cloud very easy

    By now it should be pretty clear the future is in the cloud and moving workloads to the cloud are now commonplace. However all companies, including mine, still have significant investments and relationships with our existing infrastructures providers. Minor projects are often conducted and executed with the mindset of easier…

    on Azure Azure migration Management

  2. Syncing SQL Azure indexes across different environment

    We recently had a SQL performance workshop to address ongoing performance issues in one of our client systems. The workshop was conducted by Gail Shaw. The experience is one for another article, but lets just say it was interestingly insightful. One of her suggestions was to make sure we are…

    on SQL Server Azure Automation Azure Azure PAAS Azure SDK Automation Index Syncig

  3. My Azure PAAS Journey

    Ever since leaving GetaDoc back in 2015 I had been itching to get myself back into Azure's Platform as a Service (PAAS). My current company didn't have any clients running anything in Azure, nevermind PAAS. 8 months ago I got the opportunity to dive back into the wonderful world of…

    on Azure Azure Functions Migration Azure migration Azure PAAS

  4. Automating the restores of a SQL Azure Database using Azure Automation

    We have a client whose back office application is hosted in Azure and they have utilised Power BI to create an operational dashboard. The Power BI dashboard queries the Live SQL Azure Database every 2 hours. The database is set up as a Premium 2 performance tier. The refreshes would…

    on Azure Azure Automation Azure Functions Azure PAAS

  5. Where are your side projects?

    I read an interesting article the other day (I can't for the life of me find the article). The article outlined why this developer didn't have a side project. He had recently been to an interview and, in his opinion, he failed the interview because he didn't have any side…

    on Azure side projects backup System tests productivity

  6. What I learnt about managing 300 sites and the transition to Azure

    I cofound a company in 2013. The company ran a medical directory and we also managed the online presence for practitioners which in laymans speak meant we built and hosted practitioners websites. We managed to achieve something quite special. We managed to host both the Directory application and more than…

    on Azure App service Microsoft website Hosting CloudFlare Afrihost Migration

  7. Azure App service finally receives free SSL

    It's not often you wake up and have an email make your day. I woke up to "Azure pricing and services updates" email, which usually brings news of prices going up, and as I scrolled down I saw this: It has been a pet peeve of mine for the last…

    on Azure Microsoft App service SSL Security website Hosting

  8. Unexplained Azure App Service Scaling

    The Azure cloud is nothing short of incredible. One of the most impressive parts about the cloud is the ability for it to scale rapidly in either direction and for you to only be charged for what you use on a per minute basis. It is clear that South African…

    on Azure Azure SDK Scaling Unexplained Microsoft Bug