Leveraging the High Scalability of the Azure Blog Storage Service

Reading Time: 5 minutesAzure Blob storage is a massively scalable system for storing images, video, audio and other unstructured digital objects. Stored as blobs and housed in containers in the cloud, these objects are accessible to you anywhere in the world via unique URLs. Blobs come in three types (block, append and page) that speak to different cloud-storage needs and scenarios. Azure Blob storage…

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Leveraging Your Log Data with Azure Log Analytics

Reading Time: 5 minutesWith Azure Log Analytics, you can gather and search log data from all of your resources, whether they reside on Azure, on another cloud host, or on-premises. Then you can transform the gathered data into rich analytics with AI-enhanced insights into your environment. To get started, choose between the free and paid options, then follow the…

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Accelerate Your Business with Azure Content Delivery Network

Reading Time: 5 minutesAzure Content Delivery Network (Azure CDN) loads your website’s content quickly and efficiently to users all over the globe, markedly improving your site’s performance while helping you achieve global reach. CDNs are already well-known for their capacity to quickly deliver local, cached versions of your static content to users anywhere on the globe at only pennies…

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An Overview of Azure Traffic Manager

Reading Time: 5 minutesAzure 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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Preparing your cloud migration with Azure Migrate

Reading Time: 6 minutesAs the Azure platform becomes more powerful and affordable each year, forward-looking companies are increasingly looking to move their on-premises VMs to the Azure cloud. However, given all the intricacies and dependencies involved, it’s not always clear how to prepare your VM workloads to make the move. This is where Azure Migrate comes in. Azure Migrate is…

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Going Global with Azure Cosmos DB

Reading Time: 5 minutesIf 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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Improving your Brand with Azure Services.

Reading Time: 5 minutesA 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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What services can my business really use in Azure?

Reading Time: 3 minutesToday there are dozens upon dozens of services that make up Microsoft’s Azure and many others in public preview, private preview and still under development. I was once told by a close friend and program manager at Microsoft “Jess, if it can be automated or done with software then it will be offered as a…

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Azure Time Series Insights: A New Platform for Enterprise IoT

Reading Time: 5 minutesOn 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

Reading Time: 5 minutesAzure 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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