Azure Cloud Knowledge Resources

Webinar Recording: Managing Cloud Workloads

Cloud Workloads - webinar recording feature imageThe benefits of migrating workloads between different cloud providers or between private and public clouds can only truly be redeemed with an understanding of the cloud business model and cloud workload management. To discuss these benefits, we brought together Joe Weinman, author of Cloudonomics, and Patrick Pushor, founder of

In a conversation that was aired live on May 16, 2022, Joe and Patrick discussed the basics of managing workloads across the cloud, the benefits of migrating cloud workloads between private, public, and hybrid clouds, and the business value of cloud computing.

Check out their conversation here!

Video: Newvem Analytics for Windows Azure

Azure intro video - feature imageThis video presents an overview of the new features and capabilities of Newvem Analytics for Windows Azure.Newvem Analytics for Windows Azure allows you to:

  1. Plan your cloud strategy
  2. Measure your usage
  3. Analyze your cloud’s cost, assets, and utilization
  4. Improve your overall cloud performance

Newvem Launches Analytics for Windows Azure Cloud

Newvem analytics for AzureWe are thrilled to announce the launch of Newvem Cloud Operations Optimization for Windows Azure. This latest offering empowers Windows Azure users with straight forward visibility into their cloud inventory and usage, enabling better decision making, minimalizing operational exposures, and aligning cloud operations with business objectives.

Built for the Enterprise

Azure offers a natural extension to enterprise IT operations by allowing them to relieve IT resources and prevent bottlenecks.  With this powerful solution, enterprises can respond quickly to market needs with Microsoft’s enterprise-grade reliability. Public Cloud adoption in the enterprise centers on the developers need to provision servers to address the enterprises IT needs as well as meet new demands.

How to Create a Website (DotNetNuke Community Edition) in Windows Azure Cloud

DotNetNuke Deployment on Azure CloudThe Gallery in Windows Azure offers a collection of web application frameworks, such as third party CMS (content management systems like WordPress), forums (such as phpbb), blogs and wikis. This helps the user to deploy a particular framework easily without going through the hassle of downloading and installing the software and the configurations. The present guide demonstrates how to create a  DotNetNuke Community Edition CMS based website on Windows Azure.

5 Key Essentials of Cloud Workloads Migration

Cloud Workload TypesThe benefits of migrating workloads between different cloud providers or between private and public clouds can only truly be redeemed with an understanding of the cloud business model and cloud workload management. It seems that cloud adoption has reached the phase where advanced cloud users are creating their own hybrid solutions or migrating between clouds while striving to achieve interoperability values within their systems. This article aims to answer some of the questions that arise when managing cloud workloads.

Azure Cloud Services Concepts

Windows Azure Cloud Services ConceptsIn this introductory video to Microsoft Azure, expert Haishi Bai reviews some of the fundamental concepts in Windows Azure Cloud Services, including Cloud Service, roles, scaling options, and more. He creates a website template in order to demonstrate how to scale a web service using multiple instances and walks through the process of publishing the service to Windows Azure to see it run on the cloud!

Video: Management Portal for Windows Azure Cloud Services

Azure Cloud Management PortalIn this video, Microsoft Azure expert Haishi Bai walks through the Windows Azure Management Portal to manage cloud services using the web UI. He explains how to verify that instances and load balancers are functioning properly, how to use custom settings to enable reconfiguration on the fly, how to update and deploy cloud services to Microsoft Azure, and more. Think of this tutorial as the Microsoft Cloud simplified!

Video: Introduction to the Windows Azure Cloud Platform

Are you thinking about adopting Microsoft Azure Platform for cloud services but not sure what you’ll be getting? This platform is hosted in highly secure, geo-redundant Microsoft datacenters and caters to on-premise and cloud applications. The Windows Azure Platform includes:

  • Windows Azure Operating System
  • SQL Azure Relational Database
  • Windows Azure Platform App Platform

How to Detach and Delete a Data Disk from the Azure Virtual Machine

Getting Started with MS AzureWindows Azure provides the IaaS offering to host or run the user’s applications with virtual machines. A virtual machine is a server, which the user can access, control or manage as per the requirement and is created from the Virtual Hard Disk (VHD). The guide demonstrates how to detach a data disk from a Linux virtual machine and delete it from the storage in Windows Azure.

The virtual machine in Azure offers various kinds of disks, such as an OS disk, a local temporary disk or a data disk. The data disk is an optional disk, which is similar to a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD). Azure allows creating a blank disk in the Azure cloud as well as importing the local data disk to Azure. Windows Azure allows attaching or detaching a data disk any time to an Azure cloud VM. However, there is a cap for attaching the maximum number of disks based on the VM size.

When a disk is detached from the VM, it is not automatically deleted from the storage. This disk can be reused and attached to the same or another VM. In a Linux machine, where the data disk is mounted to the VM, it is required to unmount it first before detaching.

Video Tutorial: How to Create a Virtual Network on Windows Azure Cloud

create new virtual networkThis tutorial explains how to setup a basic Windows Azure virtual network. This step-by-step process explains how to import an existing virtual network or create a new custom virtual network. A key benefit of creating a virtual network in Windows Azure is that you can set up DNS servers or configure connectivity. Configuring your connectivity settings enables secure site-to-site connectivity between your Azure Cloud and on-premise network. Check out the video tutorial!

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