Hands-free configuration of your VM in Microsoft Azure

We have recently announced several updates on Microsoft Azure to facilitate the management of your Virtual Machines. One of them is the work done to have a better integration with Chef and Puppet. Microsoft has worked with the editors of those two well-know devops tools to integrate them of our IaaS platform. With those tools,…

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I see a big cloud !

Today is definitely a BIG day 🙂 you probably have seen it in the press, we launched today the IaaS for Windows Azure. It means that from now on, you can run your own Virtual Machine in Windows Azure. This unlock many scenarios and facilitate your move to the public cloud or should I say…


You, the System Center and the IaaS

In a previous post, we talked about how you can move a VM from your Hyper-V Server to Windows Azure using the IaaS service. In this article, we’ll see how System Center allows to automate and delegate this rather painfull operation. Before we start, you need the following in you environment : A Windows Azure…


You, the VMs and the IaaS

  + There is a lot of literature on internet on how to create a Virtual Machine (VM) using Windows Azure but there is not so much when it comes to moving your Virtual Machines into Azure. The general idea around this approach is to allow you to take a VM that is running in…


How to monitor your Windows Azure application with System Center 2012 (Part 2)

In the first part of this article (http://blogs.technet.com/b/dcaro/archive/2012/05/02/how-to-monitor-your-windows-azure-application-with-system-center-2012.aspx), I have explained how to enable monitoring for a Windows Azure application. We have seen that you can enable it from the code of the application or you can enable performance monitoring as well as event log monitoring by leveraging Windows Azure Powershell cmdlets or third party…


How to monitor your Windows Azure application with System Center 2012

Windows Azure is the PAAS (Platform As A Service) from Microsoft that literally allow any developer to start building its code an make it run on Internet in matter of minutes. This capability to host and run application in a short time has generated a lot of interest in the developer community. An application deployed…