Just a quick post to mention one of the many Azure tools out there. This one in particular is for the network admin who have the need or are just interested in checking network connection speed and latencies to the Azure data centres.
http://azurespeed.com comes with a number of useful tests and is ideal during the project planning stage. For example, when planning to migrate a LOB application to Azure, which region would offer the best user experience.
This test allows administrators to test network latency to Azure Storage in worldwide data centres.
This is currently unavailable do to attackers.
Upload Speed Test
This test makes it possible to checkout upload speeds to Azure Blob Storage located in different worldwide data centres.
Large File Upload Speed Test
This test allows administrators to test large file uploads to Azure Blob Storage, again in worldwide data centres, with additional upload options.
Download Speed Test
As the title suggests, this test monitors download speeds from different data centres when downloading a 100MB file.
Live Streaming Latency Test
Test latency from remote Azure Media Services live streaming.
Cloud Region Finder
Cloud Region Finder enables you to quickly lookup cloud and region information of application deployment, try it by entering url or ip address now! Currently Azure, AWS, AliCloud are supported.
Traffic Manager Test
Demonstrates the capability’s of Azure Traffic Manger.
Azure Online Tools available.
Additional Azure Online Tools.
A short but hopefully interesting post and well worth a quick visit! 🙂