Moving Away From Azure To Colo Server



  • I wanted to move away from Azure for my ScreenConnect install for a while now. Azure is free with my MS Partner Network subscription but being free didn't justify the level of sucking from hosting that VM on Azure. So this morning I decided - bye bye Azure.

    I didn't realize how easy the process was. I used something called Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer that allowed me to simply connect to Azure, find my blob storage and download the VHD locally. After that, change DNS records, update virtual host file and boom, ScreenConnect is online on the colo server.

    Very cool utility for anyone looking to do this.

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/features/storage-explorer/

    I have another web server instance still running on Azure that I'll likely be moving off there soon once I find the time.



  • @nashbrydges said in Moving Away From Azure To Colo Server:

    I wanted to move away from Azure for my ScreenConnect install for a while now. Azure is free with my MS Partner Network subscription but being free didn't justify the level of sucking from hosting that VM on Azure.

    That's consistently how bad Azure is, so bad that even free it isn't worth it.



  • @nashbrydges

    I'll be in the same boat too. I get some free credits for Azure as well, and I can honestly say that I have never once had an issue with it. However, once my free credits expire, the costs of the VM will be far too expensive to keep it there.



  • @fuznutz04 said in Moving Away From Azure To Colo Server:

    @nashbrydges

    I'll be in the same boat too. I get some free credits for Azure as well, and I can honestly say that I have never once had an issue with it. However, once my free credits expire, the costs of the VM will be far too expensive to keep it there.

    I use UptimeRobot to make sure sites are online and I was constantly getting notifications of failed pings. To the point that I took that VM off the list so I wouldn't start suffering from alert fatigue.



  • @fuznutz04 said in Moving Away From Azure To Colo Server:

    @nashbrydges

    I'll be in the same boat too. I get some free credits for Azure as well, and I can honestly say that I have never once had an issue with it. However, once my free credits expire, the costs of the VM will be far too expensive to keep it there.

    We have free credits and we found them to be worthless.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Moving Away From Azure To Colo Server:

    @fuznutz04 said in Moving Away From Azure To Colo Server:

    @nashbrydges

    I'll be in the same boat too. I get some free credits for Azure as well, and I can honestly say that I have never once had an issue with it. However, once my free credits expire, the costs of the VM will be far too expensive to keep it there.

    We have free credits and we found them to be worthless.

    I can't say the same, but I can say that after the credits run out, I won't be using them most likely.

    I guess I am one of the lucky ones who just has a good experience with Azure so far. (that I have noticed) No downtime at all in over 2 years. I am in the East cost data centers. Perhaps that makes a difference.


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