Posts by Ed

Cloud Computing and Big Data: How the Two Work Together

The world is creating new digital information at escalating rates. The bulk of this information growth isn’t generated in a planned and structured way as is done by scholars and scientists. Rather, it’s a byproduct of the frenetic digital activity of the world’s population, as well as the enormous digital output of the world’s sensors.…

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Cloud Computing and How It Can Help Your Business

Over the last four decades, computing has undergone many changes that have had a profound effect on the end-user experience. Back in the days of the mainframe computer before the Internet, only large companies or institutions (such as universities) could afford to have a mainframe and the staff for its support. The end-user accessed the…

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What are Azure Reserved Instances and their benefits?

Microsoft recently introduced Azure Reserved Instances (Azure RI) to help Azure’s most active customers save on long-term VM usage. By committing to a one or three-year benefit, Azure customers can now reserve VMs in advance at a deep discount, saving them as much as 82% off standard pay-as-you-go pricing. Ideal for customers with relatively predictable workloads and…

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Azure Site Recovery & Azure Backup for Local Servers and Workstations

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) and Azure Backup are two powerful services that work together to ensure that you have a complete business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) solution for your local servers and workstations. With ASR replicating your applications, and Azure Backup securely copying and restoring your data, your concerns over on-premises outages and data loss can give…

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Keep Your Business Safe with Azure Security Services

Azure Security Center and services is one of the Azure services that businesses can use to make sure that they keep their company safe across multiple platforms and in multiple different situations. Here are a few of the benefits to Azure Security Center, including how you can leverage it to stay safe in a dangerous…

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Run Windows 10 in the Cloud with Microsoft’s Multitenant Hoster Program

Until recently, Microsoft customers running Windows 10 on a virtual machine had only two choices: on-premise and Microsoft Azure. Now there is a third option: third-party hosts. The new option comes courtesy of Microsoft’s new Qualified Multitenant Hoster Program (QMTH Program), which extends Windows 10 virtualization rights to authorized third-party cloud hosts for the first time. Below…

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What is Azure Security Center?

Azure Security Center is an advanced, unified security management platform that Microsoft offers all Azure subscribers. Features of the standard offering include security health monitoring for both cloud and on-premises workloads; security threat blocking through access and app controls; adjustable security policies for maintaining regulatory and standards compliance; security vulnerability discovery tools and patches; and advanced threat detection through…

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