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An Overview of Azure Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic Manager is a sophisticated, cloud-based service that routes your incoming Web traffic to various instances of your website or application, according to your precise specifications. Moving beyond traditional load balancing, Traffic Manager works purely at the DNS level. As a result, once Traffic Manager has performed its task, the user’s device can access the…

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Going Global with Azure Cosmos DB

If you have an app with users all over the globe, where should you host your database? This is one of the most difficult questions faced by today’s app-builders. In most cases, any location you choose will be thousands of miles away from a significant percentage of your users. And the farther away your users…

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Do I buy Azure Direct or through a partner?

Applied Innovations has always been on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to the Internet, Cloud Computing and Microsoft technologies, so it’s no wonder that Applied Innovations was among the earliest managed services provider to deliver services on top of Microsoft Azure.  Over the past few years, we’ve seen a growing interest in…

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Should You Migrate Your Data to Azure or AWS?

Businesses are moving to cloud services in large numbers. The move promises flexibility, reliability, and economy. It saves having to maintain and upgrade an on-premises server, and it allows unlimited growth without having to acquire new hardware. Cloud data storage is especially attractive, since it’s scalable, accessible from anywhere, and protected against data loss. The…

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Which is better: WooCommerce or Magento?

With the growing popularity of e-commerce for business, many online shopping platforms have risen to meet the needs of growing companies. Two e-commerce platforms, in particular, have managed to stand apart as forces to be reckoned with in the world of online shopping. These e-commerce platforms are WooCommerce and Magento. If you are looking to…

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5 Steps to Make Your Website Accessible and Avoid a WCAG Lawsuit

More than 100 businesses—including Home Depot, Footlocker, Brooks Brothers and Sears—have been successfully sued in federal court and forced to pay expensive settlements because their websites were not accessible to people with disabilities.  According to Accessibility Works: “Website accessibility lawsuits and threatened claims have become big business…More law firms are filing lawsuits or sending demand…

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