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Trying out the new Estimation Tool for Azure DocumentDB Resource Units

One of the major questions, while provisioning an Azure DocumentDB collection is "How many Resource Units should I provision for the collection"? Request Units (RUs), of course, is a measure of guaranteed throughput of the Azure DocumentDB Collection. While provisioning these collections, the minimum limit appears to be 400 RUs. So I was curious about… Continue reading Trying out the new Estimation Tool for Azure DocumentDB Resource Units

Why all early stage startups should get #Bizspark (w/#MSDN and #Azure)

Earlier last week, I was talking to a friend who wants to build a website to list and sell equipment in a niche market. When I mentioned the benefits of Microsoft Bizspark this person was surprised at the number of ways a Bizspark subscription could benefit them. As someone working with startups for the better… Continue reading Why all early stage startups should get #Bizspark (w/#MSDN and #Azure)

Why can’t I ping my #Azure #IaaS VM? – Part 2

Continued from Part 1 2. I can’t ping an Azure Windows Virtual Machine from another Virtual Machine within the same Virtual Network Consider two windows machines VM1 (10.0.0.4) and VM2 (10.0.0.5) within the same subnet of the same virtual network on Azure For out-of-the-box Azure windows VMs, any attempt to ping one of the VMs… Continue reading Why can’t I ping my #Azure #IaaS VM? – Part 2

Why can’t I ping my #Azure #IaaS VM? – Part 1

Anyone doing work with infrastructure probably uses ping (at least unofficially) to troubleshoot network connectivity. However, while working with Azure infrastructure, ping, by default, does not work. There are a couple of scenarios to consider: 1. I can't ping my Azure Windows Virtual Machine from my laptop (or any location outside of Azure) 2. I… Continue reading Why can’t I ping my #Azure #IaaS VM? – Part 1

#Azure #SLA: Stop promising all those 9s…

...without understanding what each 9 means. Warning: long post. For TLDR; scroll to the bottom of the post. Also, I will be using uptime and SLA interchangeably but the entire topic and concepts are more nuanced (downloadable link). (My extreme imaginary) Scenario 1 (based loosely on real-world conversations I've witnessed) Client: What type of uptime do… Continue reading #Azure #SLA: Stop promising all those 9s…