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  • Leveraging VM Scale Sets in Azure

    Serving as an excellent example of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Azure’s Virtual Machine Scale Sets are a powerful new approach to running VMs in the cloud. Before VM scale sets, running a set of identical virtual machines in the cloud required configuring, deploying and managing each instance individually. When the number of VMs rose into the […]

  • How Azure Site Recovery and Backup Will Help You Build a Reliable Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) Strategy

    Among the challenges facing your business is ensuring that your data is safe and recoverable, and that your apps and workloads are running in the event of a planned or unplanned outage.  Said differently, your business needs a reliable business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) strategy. Azure, which Microsoft describes as “a growing collection of […]

  • Azure Services: Azure Backup

    There are many backup systems available out there these days, but not all of them have the particular unique advantages of Azure Backup.  Here are some of the benefits of the Azure Backup service in terms of how it can enhance the functioning of your business. Azure Backup Overview Any service that focuses on backup […]

  • Hosted Private Cloud or Managed Public Cloud: What Option Makes Sense For You?

    if you follow this blog then you already know: the emergence of the cloud has already begun to revolutionize the way businesses manage their operations and data. From hosted desktops to cloud backups, the additional security, remote access, and a number of other benefits have become increasingly accessible for enterprise-level and small businesses alike. The […]

  • How the Cloud Can Help Your Business Get Back Online Quickly after a Natural Disaster.

    Between hurricanes constantly hammering the east coast, the wildfires in the northwest, and recent devastating Mexico earthquake, a lot of businesses are realizing that they do not have an ideal natural disaster plan. In fact, most businesses don’t have any natural disaster plan at all. Sure, your building has the basic flood and fire insurance but it […]

  • Azure’s Hybrid Use Benefit Offers Deep Discount on Windows VMs

    If you run Windows Server VMs in Azure, then you know that the cost of the licensing alone accounts for as much 40 percent of the total bill. However, with the introduction of Azure’s Hybrid Use Benefit (HUB), eligible Microsoft customers with Software Assurance (SA) can extend their on-premise licenses to the cloud, often reducing the cost […]

  • 10 Azure Services That Can Enhance Your Data Analytics Operations

    We live in an age of big data. In fact, data volume is exploding; the last two years alone have generated more storable information than the entirety of prior human history. When analyzed and used correctly, this data can tell your business more about your audience, competitive environment, and forecasted success than you ever thought possible. But […]

  • 7 Reasons Azure Backup is an Affordable Option for Cloud Backup

    For businesses and organizations across industries, data backups are vital. You have to make sure that even in the event something happens to your sometimes confidential data, you can quickly restore it to prevent significant hurdles to continuing your normal operations. If no backup solution is in place, even getting back to regular business ops […]

  • Microsoft Cloud Resources for Non-Profits are Making a Difference

    Technology has enabled companies in every industry to simply do more with less. That has been great news for businesses everywhere with perhaps one exception, non-profit organizations. What is ironic but hardly funny about that is this, of all the companies and organizations that could most benefit from being able to do more with less, […]