Posts by Jeff Collins

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Cloud-scale Messaging with Azure Service Bus and Event Hubs

Sophisticated message-handling plays a central role in cloud and hybrid workflows in 2018. For Azure users, two message-handling services stand out. The first, Service Bus, is built around queues and is one of Azure’s most mature and robust services. The second, Event Hubs, is built around data streams and helps Service Bus handle event-related messages at any…

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The Virtues of Azure Operations Management Suite (OMS)

Azure Operations Management Suite (OMS) is an advanced, comprehensive offering that brings together four complementary Azure services: Backup, Site Recovery, Log Analytics and Automation and is one of the tools we leverage when providing managed Azure consulting services. As a robust service suite, OMS features quick deployment, cloud scaling, automatic updates, an intuitive interface, and hybrid-cloud reach. To help streamline the OMS…

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Azure ExpressRoute – Accelerate Your Azure Connection

For security reasons, many businesses prefer to connect to their cloud resources through a virtual private network (VPN). However, the relatively sluggish performance provided by standard VPNs can fall short of the demands of mission-critical business processes and apps. To help solve this problem, the Azure team built ExpressRoute: a direct, private, secure connection to Azure that…

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Improving your Brand with Azure Services.

A content-based online brand presence is becoming increasingly vital. Regardless of industry, your business will gain the majority of audience awareness and market share through your website, app, and the content you share to address anything from industry trends to audience pain points. Building that presence, of course, can be complex. Without a comprehensive backend…

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Azure Time Series Insights: A New Platform for Enterprise IoT

On November 15th, Microsoft announced that Azure Time Series Insights (TSI), which has been in preview since April, is now available to the general public. Part of Azure’s greater Internet of Things (IoT) suite of offerings, TSI gives companies the capacity to store and analyze enormous volumes of time series data in near real-time. Here we look…

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Getting Started with Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is a cloud-based access management and identity platform that provides a secure, single sign-on (SSO) experience across both on-premises and cloud applications. With enterprise-grade scaling and availability, Azure AD is designed to support your internal, business-critical solutions. Yet Azure AD also integrates with Office 365, Google Apps, Salesforce, DropBox and thousands…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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