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Scaling Azure Cloud Services

When we build applications on the cloud, we usually favor scaling-out over scaling-up. Consequently, scaling in and out is supported out of the box on Microsoft Azure. On rare occasions, there is a business need to scale-up during peak hours and to scale-down for the quiet hours. This blog post will show you how to achieve this with the help of Microsoft Azure Automation and with PowerShell.

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Believe me when I say that we regularly overestimate the actual resource requirements for our applications. To be fair, it used to be the right thing to do. But when it comes to the cloud, the right way to go about resource requirements is to start small and to scale out to maintain your applications’ target performance. If scaling out isn’t working because the Virtual Machine lack RAM, CPU or local temporary storage its time to think about scaling up.

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