This article shows how to automate scaling of Azure resources. I'm using this myself to save money by scaling down test- and development environments on nights and weekends, when they are not used anyway. I'm using Azure Automation and Powershell Runbooks for these tasks.1. Create an Automation accountStart by creating an Azure Automation account. Select "Create Azure … Continue reading Use Azure Automation to scale you Azure resources.
What's the cost for hosting an Episerver test environment on Azure? And what can you do to minimize those costs? Calculating the price for hosting on Azure is a bit complex, so it's hard to say what a certain setup would cost for you. You can use the price calculator here to see the list-price. … Continue reading Penny-pinching your Episerver Azure environment
This blog post shows how you can use Azure Functions and PowerShell to schedule scaling of Azure resources. Something that can save you quite a few bucks if you for example scale down test environments during nights and weekends, when they're not used anyway. UPDATE: In v2 of Azure Functions it's not possible to create … Continue reading Schedule scaling of your Azure resources
Remember the time when setting up an Episerver environment took hours? I don't mean your local dev-environment, I mean a test or production environment with IIS and SQL server. Maybe you got access to one or two freshly installed Windows machines where you needed to install windows features, IIS addons, SQL server, et.c. And more … Continue reading Use PowerShell to set up an Episerver environment in Azure