Calculating VM Savings
VMPower's goal is to save you cash on your cloud bill by optimizing the cost-per-hour of your Virtual Machines. You might have noticed the 'Monthly Savings' on the left side of the dashboard and wondered how we got to this number. We'll go over the details of where this number…
Using Docker on an Azure VM? Read this First
If you haven't heard, it's 2016 and Microsoft Azure has awesome support for Linux and Docker but what you might not know is that there's a bit of pitfall when using Docker on an Azure VM. For the most part, using Docker on Azure is the same as in other…
VM Rightsizing: Automated Savings and Performance
When launching an application often times its hard to anticipate the right amount of memory, CPU and IOps needed in the Virtual Machines that will run it. For many applications the answer is to scale VMs horizontally. Typically this means adding more smaller virtual machines as current virtual machines come…
Keeping Your Subscription Safe
At VMPower, we're very aware of the importance of security around your cloud subscription access. We take this responsibility very seriously and employ strong measures to ensure secure access to your cloud subscription. AWS For AWS, we ask our users to generate an Identity and Access Management (IAM) user for…
Azure VM Diagnostics Explained
At VMPower we strive to ensure that Azure is a 1st class experience (as with all cloud providers we support). VMPower periodically collects performance metrics of VMs to better provide analytics on what VMs are under capacity. Some of us at VM Power are ex-Microsoft engineers and so we know…