Deleting an Azure Hard Drive with PowerShell

Ben SteginkAzure, powershellLeave a Comment

The other day I had an issue deleting on of my VMs Old Hard Drive from Azure via the GUI in the browser. So, what did I do, my favorite, write some PowerShell. So, just a quick post on the steps you can take if you want to delete an Azure .VHD in PowerShell. Download and Install the Microsoft Azure … Read More

Azure Premium Storage is Expensive

Ben SteginkAzureLeave a Comment

Just a quick post on something I found this month (when I ran out of Azure Credits). Azure Premium Storage costs add up in a hurry. I know, MS outlines all the pricing here – http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/storage/ and I should have seen it coming, but sometimes the tables don’t meen anything until you can finally comare it with what you already … Read More

Disk Performance in Azure

Ben SteginkAzure4 Comments

This post is simply going to cover some of the results I discovered while doing some testing of Virtual Machines (VMs) in Azure using their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). There will be a second post here (link place holder) that will go over in more detail how to configured the disks for testing, primarily the disk striping, as more … Read More