Availability tests in Application Insights

How to create availability tests for App Service using Bicep

One important aspect of any web application is its availability. Azure provides many tools that ensures your application is up and running, one of them being availability tests, which allow you to periodically check the availability of your application. You can also generate alerts should your web application become unavailable. You can configure availability tests and alerts in your Bicep templates, automating the entire process! In this article, we’ll create a Bicep template that provisions all the resources that we’ll need (the web app, Application Insights instance, action groups etc....

January 26, 2023 · 10 min · Will Velida
Implementing Blue/Green Deployments with Azure Web Apps for Containers

Implementing Blue/Green Deployments with Azure Web Apps for Containers

Application uptime is critical for our cloud applications. Using Azure App Service slots, we can implement the Blue/Green deployment pattern to validate that new versions of our application will perform as expected in a production environment, without causing downtime to our existing version of our application. With App Service slots, we can deploy new versions of our container images to our Green slot, run tests against that slot to ensure that everything is working and then direct incoming traffic to our updated container image....

February 26, 2022 · 16 min · Will Velida