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This Week In Website Performance

This Week in Website Performance is a weekly feature of the Monitis.com blog. It summarizes recent articles about website performance. Why? Because your friends at Monitis.com care.


Introduction to SQL Azure

  In our previous articles, Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and Windows Azure Overview, we made references to Microsoft’s SQL Azure service. In this article we will take a closer look at its main features in more detail. SQL Azure is a relational database solution with the capability to support both Windows Azure and on-premise applications with minimum… Read the full post


Windows Azure Overview Part 4: Security

  This blog post is part of the blog post series on Windows Azure. You can read the rest of this series here (part1 ; part2 ; part3). There are very few organizations that apply as many security measures as Microsoft does for its Windows Azure service. Listed below are some of the precautions Microsoft has implemented… Read the full post


Windows Azure Custom Monitor in C#

In this article we’ll describe the Windows Azure monitor written in C#. Windows Azure has a set of different services, but we’ll limit our article to only those services that we use for capturing performance counters. If you’re new to Windows Azure and want more information you can visit the Microsoft Azure website. Windows Azure… Read the full post


Windows Azure Overview Part 3: All About Azure Pricing

Knowing all the different features of Windows Azure and what the corresponding fees are, can help you estimate your expenses for running an application in the cloud. It can also help you develop new applications in a way that they consume lower numbers of billable resources — drastically reducing your monthly bill. Each instance of… Read the full post


Gathering Diagnostics from Windows Azure

All systems require a degree of monitoring. We monitor on premise installations for usage, performance, outages, tracing, and for a multitude of other reasons. Services which are deployed on premise operate in a controlled environment. The organisation’s IT team is very much aware of what systems are running on the organisation’s servers. It is an… Read the full post