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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Azure East US vs East US 2 – What’s the difference?

For several years now, Applied Innovations has assisted companies with Planning, Deploying, Managing and Optimizing their Azure environments.  Customers understand the difference between regions like US East and US Wesd but often ask the question “What’s the deal with Azure East US and East US 2?” So I thought I’d take a moment to go…

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Changes To Our Support Toolset for 2018

For the past 19 years, Applied Innovations has maintained a single brand promise to our customers “Make Online Business Success, Easy” which quite simply means to me that it’s our job to make it easy for our customers to succeed.  Parallel to that is one of the core values of our company “Continual Improvement in…

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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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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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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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