Tracking Latency To Azure With PsPing

Arun Sirpal shows us how to use PsPing (part of the Sysinternals tool set) to determine latency between your computer and a VM in an Azure data center:

This is the tool of choice when wanting to find out latency to your Azure SQL Server. In addition to standard ICMP ping functionality, it can report the latency of connecting to TCP ports, the latency of TCP round-trip communication.

I use this to find the latency from my location to various Azure SQL Servers which are in different Azure regions. I am based in the heart of England so let’s look and compare a couple of locations (just out of curiosity). Once you have downloaded the tool you will need to CD to the directory and call the following command.

Read on to see how to use PsPing.

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