Monitoring

Gaining insight into user behaviour with Microsoft Clarity

I love learning. Especially when it’s about brand new things that I wasn’t aware of! For this post, I need to give a big shout out to my friend and colleague Sam Rowe for the tip. It wasn’t a product/service that I was aware of, but felt like something that could be useful for me on Cloud With Chris. In this post, I’ll dig into what it is and how it may be able to help you.

Blog

January 9, 2022
43 - A Decentralized Reference Architecture for Cloud-native Applications

In this talk, Asanka will introduce the ‘cell-based’ reference architecture, which is decentralized, API-centric, cloud-native and microservices friendly. He will explain the role of APIs in the cell-based approach, as well as examine how real applications are built as cells. Asanka will explore the metrics and approaches that can be used to measure the effectiveness of the architecture and explore how organizations can implement the cell approach.

Episode

August 20, 2021
Why you should be using Azure Security Center

Whether you’re brand new to Azure or have been using it for some time, you have likely either heard of - or come across - Azure Security Center. It’s a service which can prove extremely valuable in baselining, measuring and improving your security posture. But, did you know there is additional functionality beyond the free tier? You may have previously known this as the standard tier, or now know this as Azure Defender, where you can opt in for those Azure Services that you particularly want to protect.

Blog

August 16, 2021
How to be successful with monitoring in Azure

In this session, Chris is joined by Vanessa Bruwer - Senior Engineer on the FastTrack for Azure team. Vanessa talks how the FastTrack for Azure team deliver monitoring sessions; teaching customers to fish, taking them from knowing nothing about Azure Monitor to being able to configure monitoring for any service in a few focussed sessions. Ready to go from Zero to Hero on Azure Monitor? Then come along and join us!

Episode

August 4, 2021
Application Observability in a Distributed World

Join Chris Reddington, Senior FastTrack for Azure Engineer at Microsoft for this Azure Management Talk webinar. Chris will provide an overview of Application Insights and how it slots into the wider Azure Monitoring ecosystem. We will explore Alerts, Metrics, Queries, Dashboards, Workbooks and more, and how Application Insights can bring clarity to a distributed cloud deployment.

Talk

February 25, 2021
24 - Health Endpoint Monitoring Pattern (Monitor your service and its dependencies!)

Have you ever seen one of those status pages that returns healthy when all is good, but unhealthy when there is a problem with even one dependent service? Probably on a cloud service health dashboard? Well tune in to this episode as we talk about the Health Endpoint Monitoring Pattern and how you can design a health check to achieve the same for your own cloud deployment!

Episode

January 29, 2021
9 - Building smart Integration Solutions with Microsoft Azure

When we think about cloud, we typically think about distributed systems and somehow bringing those different components or systems together, so integrating them. But what are the common practices, or common challenges? You’ve probably heard of serverless, how does that fit into things? Well, I’m pleased to be joined by Ezhilarasi Chezhiyan, Product Consultant of Serverless360 at Kovai.co. So, without further ado - let’s go ahead and jump straight in.

Episode

August 2, 2020