How Does Azure Encrypt Data?

In on-premises environments, data security is typically a siloed activity. A company’s security team tells the various technology groups (i.e., server administration, database, networking and so on) what needs to be protected (or, ‘hardened’ )against intrusion and technologists do their best to make it happen.  This approach, which is not without problems on-premises, is absolutely..

Preparing for the Microsoft Azure 70-535 Exam

The credibility of Microsoft Azure continues to grow in the first quarter of 2018 with an increasing number of enterprises migrating their workloads, resulting in a jump for Azure from 10% to 13% in market share. Most organizations will find that simply “lifting and shifting” applications and data to Azure is not as simple as..

Azure Migration Strategy: A Checklist to Get Started

By now, you’ve heard it many times and from many sources: cloud technology is the future of IT. If your organization isn’t already running critical workloads on a cloud platform (and, if your career isn’t cloud-focused), you’re running the very real risk of being overtaken by nimbler competitors. Cloud enables the consumption of technology services..

Three Must-Use Azure Security Services

Keeping your cloud environment safe continues to be the top priority for the enterprise, followed by spending, according to RightScale’s 2018 State of the Cloud report. The safety of your cloud environment—and the data and applications that your business runs on—depends on how well your teams understand and use the cloud security tools and services..

Microsoft Azure: A Guide for Decision Makers

The innovation problem Information Technology is key to the success of nearly every business. This is particularly true of large enterprises who, as they try to meet (and anticipate) customer needs, and meet or exceed Wall Street’s expectations, depend on IT to provide strategic solutions and add value.  To, in a word, innovate. There is,..

November ’17 New on Cloud Academy: DC/OS, Serverless, Security, Big Data, and more

Explore the newest learning paths, courses, and hands-on labs on Cloud Academy in November. Learning Paths Introduction to DC/OS In an enterprise environment, running multiple workload types simultaneously can be both difficult and costly, especially when servers aren’t being used to their full potential. DC/OS tames the complexity of managing containers and helps you run..

Deploying Multiple Virtual Machines on Azure: Azure VM Scale Sets

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is an important way to make your projects “go cloud.” However, many real-world projects don’t fit so neatly into one category. When it comes to projects that require flexible scenarios and come with lots of specific requirements, I’ve found Azure Virtual Machines to be a good choice for deployment. In this post,..