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Azure Monitoring Basics

By |2019-11-20T18:52:58+02:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Modern apps|

Your Azure solution is nearing production. The final thing you need to solve is how to monitor your app performance and availability, and how to get notified of potential problems. This is a quickstart to monitoring on Azure. In a nutshell The below image shows the monitoring and alerting pipeline used on Azure. The similar structure [...]

Run Python Web Apps on Azure

By |2019-06-05T15:36:05+03:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Modern apps|

Your Python flask web application now works on your machine. Your company has a cloud-first policy, so your next step would be to publish your app on the cloud. With Python apps, you first package your app on a docker container image, push it up to a container registry and then run on any of the [...]

Run node.js apps on Azure

By |2019-01-15T10:08:48+02:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Modern apps|

I'm often asked if node.js applications can be deployed and run on Azure. Short answer: Yes, you can. If you hadn't already noticed: Azure isn't for Microsoft fanboys only. You can use Java, Javascript (node.js), PHP, Python and even C# to write your apps. Services include all the popular open source tools like maria/mysql, postgreSQL, redis, [...]

Azure ARM Templates, an Education Use Case

By |2017-08-15T11:17:55+03:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: Modern apps|Tags: |

Azure ARM (Azure Resource Manager) templates describe complex computing environments as plain, human readable and editable code. In education, ARM templates can be used to instantly deploy a preconfigured learning environment for the students,  which is discarded after the course completed. This on-demand solution minimizes both the cost and effort for Education IT, and the environment [...]