Cloud Computing For Now

Is your technology infrastructure becoming too much for your team to manage? How much of your business critical applications and data are housed on servers internally at your location? Merely mentioning these topics of discussion can create a level of stress within a business owner or manager. There Are Good Reasons To Consider Cloud Computing If…

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Is Managed Microsoft Azure Right For You?

Microsoft Azure is a cloud service platform that covers all aspects of the environment. Some of the features it offers are: Virtual machines Web application support Cloud services Data and storage management File services Virtual networks Traffic management Developer services These components all work with one another, but you only use the ones you need. This…

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Cloud Services vs. Cloud Impersonators

What is cloud computing? Really? It doesn’t have any official, legally accepted definition. In the broadest sense, it just means “someone else’s computer.” When you look for cloud computing, you expect something more than that, but you need to make sure that’s what you’re getting. Otherwise it’s just a remote data center at best. If it doesn’t…

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Azure Cloud Backup as a Service (BaaS)

Let’s face it, maintaining your own data center infrastructure is a thing of the past. The return on investment (ROI) is negative. On top of that, managing additional hardware in multiple locations to handle backups is just plain overwhelming and time consuming. To get the biggest bang for your buck you should leverage a cloud…

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The Importance of SSL and HTTPS

More than half of the pages viewed on the Web are now delivered by HTTPS and SSL. Your site should be among them. It improves not only your site’s security but its search engine performance. There are two ways to access Web pages: By the HTTP and the HTTPS protocols. HTTP sends everything as unencrypted…

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How the Cloud Helps in a Natural Disaster

Many of today’s companies are reeling after a series of natural disasters swept the nation. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma did significant damage to many areas, making it impossible for those businesses to operate normally. Whether your business is in the middle of a flood zone and you’re looking for ways to make the entire process…

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Azure DDOS Protection, what is and why you need it

One of the big things you have to be careful about when you’re running a site online is something called a Denial of Service attack. Fortunately, Azure DDoS Protection is an effective way to make sure that this doesn’t happen to you. Here’s a little bit about what a denial of service threat is, why…

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Multi-factor Authentication on Azure, an Intro

The Internet is becoming an increasingly dangerous place. Hacking is becoming prevalent and every day you hear about more and more breaches in all sorts of different companies throughout the globe. This is why Multi-factor Authentication as a service from Azure is so important. Here’s a little information about the service including how it can…

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An Intro to Azure Stack

Azure Stack extends Azure to your on-premises environment, powering your own private Azure cloud. In the Azure team’s own words, Azure gives you their code (in the form of a stack) for running Azure in your own datacenter, or a qualified host’s datacenter. With your private Azure platform in place, you can then run Azure services outside of…

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An Intro to Azure Maps

Azure Location Based Services has been renamed Azure Maps and is now publicly available. Here we take a close look at five sets of location APIs that drive the Azure Maps service as a whole: data visualization; search and geocoding; directions and routing; and time zones and daylight-savings offsets. By combining these services as needed, app-builders can…

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