Tag Archives: Azure

Cut your Azure bills through rightsizing VMs

neil.bailie/ April 11, 2018/ Microsoft Azure, Public Cloud/ 0 comments

Rightsizing IaaS and PaaS on Microsoft Azure is one of the most important activities you can undertake when deploying your environment into Microsoft Azure and its something I’ve seen not get the attention that I think it warrants.  It’s incredibly easy to oversize within Microsoft Azure, its so scalable, you can deploy servers with terabytes of RAM and hundreds of

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Creating images for Microsoft Azure with Packer

neil.bailie/ March 2, 2018/ Imaged, Microsoft Azure, Uncategorised/ 0 comments

Packer is an open source tool that can be used to define and build custom images in Microsoft Azure.  Packer works across multiple platforms and will seamlessly work with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) to create and store custom images in Azure.  If you want to create your own custom images in Azure with Packer hopefully this introduction guide will help

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CI/CD Pipeline options in Azure

neil.bailie/ February 9, 2018/ DevOps/ 2 comments

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) is used to provide automation of building, testing and deploying software into production environments.  CI/CD has grown in popularity as it allows for greater efficiency in software development which in short allows developers to deliver quality code faster to the end user. The pipeline breaks down the delivery of software into different stages which

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Azure VM Sizes (as of November 2017)

neil.bailie/ November 10, 2017/ Microsoft Azure, Public Cloud/ 0 comments

A kind of cheat on available Azure VM sizes as of November 2017. Note, not all VM sizes are available in all Azure Regions. Further detailed information on VM sizes is available here (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/sizes) and is well worth reviewing. General Purpose – balanced CPU-to-memory ratio. Series Cores ACUs Memory (GB) Data Disks Notes A (1 – 7) 1, 2, 4,

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